Беларусь 24

2 June 2016

The growth rate in the agricultural sector of Belarus in January-April amounted to almost 102%

The growth rate in the agricultural sector for the last 4 months amounted to almost 102%. Russia remains the main market for the Belarusian agricultural-product households. Due to high quality and affordable price it is possible to compete with global producers. At the same time, work is underway to expand the presence of Belarusian brands in the European Union and to access the African markets. Today Belarus ranks fourth in the world in terms of exports of butter, and the fifth - on exports of skimmed milk powder and cheese.
Our farmers are planning to sign new contracts at the BELAGRO 2016 expo. It will be held next week in Minsk. 517 companies from 23 countries are to partake in the forum.

Talks of the contact group on Ukraine were held in Minsk

Another meeting of the contact group on Ukraine was held in Minsk. During a press briefing, the OSCE Special Representative expressed concern and regret about the continuing violations of ceasefire in the Donbass, including the fact of shooting at special monitoring mission.

Particular attention was paid to the hostage exchange. According to the parties, this decision will take time. As was stated by the representative of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma - "The list includes 50 persons that have no relation to the events in the Donbass".

The next round of talks will be held in Minsk on June 15.

Gomel hosted National Olympiad in Nursing

Gomel hosted the National Olympiad in nursing among medical college students. 17 teams from all regions of Belarus came to compete for the title of the best. 48 future nurses, paramedics, obstetricians, physician assistants for outpatient care demonstrated their skills. A student of the Gomel College became the best nurse. Team first place was occupied by the Minsk Medical College. Teams from Gomel and Molodechno shared second place.

The previous Olympiad in Nursing was held in 2011, it was hosted by Mozyr State College of Medicine.

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