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15 April 2016 12:00
Belarus President's visit to Turkey over
The working visit of President of Belarus to Turkey is now over. Alexander Lukashenko took part in the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Our country counts on obtaining an observer status in it. Among the key topics of the summit were the conflicts in the Muslim world, immigration, Islamophobia and the fight against terrorism. In his speech, the President of Belarus said that right now it would be expedient to join efforts in the fight against modern challenges and threats. At the same time, according to the head of the Belarusian state, the Islamic world can become one of the pillars of stability and security in the world. Cooperation with Islamic countries opens new opportunities for Belarus and our country is ready to become a reliable partner.
Alexander Lukashenko holds a number of meetings with foreign leaders in Istanbul
Belarus intends to energize economic cooperation with partners in various parts of the world. The relevant agreements were reached during the talks between President Alexander Lukashenko and leaders of foreign countries in Istanbul on the sidelines of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's summit. The head of state held over a dozen meetings, with Emir of Qatar, President of Pakistan, Vice-President of Indonesia, Prime Minister of Afghanistan among them. During the talks with a partner within the Eurasian integration, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the heads of the countries discussed bilateral relations. Kazakhstan also suggested Belarus should actively use its transport infrastructure for trade with China.
Team Belarus to hold a decisive match at Junior World Ice Hockey Championship
Team Belarus juniors are to hold the decisive match today at World Ice Hockey Championship Division 1. Belarusian will face Germany in a bid to secure the top position, which would enable them to join the elite division next year. The match kicks off at 7 p.m. local time at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk. Following a surprise defeat from the tournament's outsider, Austria, Belarus is two points behind Germany. Therefore winning in regulation is the only option that would suit Belarus.