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Reducing state debt and improving approaches to budget appropriations will be goals of the new state program on public finance management and financial market regulation for 2019-2020 and through 2025. The draft program was on the agenda of a session of the Presidium of the Council of Ministers on 20 August, BelTA has learned.

During his working trip to Starye Dorogi District, Minsk Oblast, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has emphasized the importance of good farming practices and proper management of the harvesting effort, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian government has procured 667,900 tonnes of grain, which accounts for 82% of the country's grain procurement target for 2019, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Dapkiunas and the member of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress Michael Quigley have discussed regional security, opportunities for expanding interaction in trade, economy, and humanitarian affairs, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA.

Outgoing Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Fionna Gibb praised Belarus' peacekeeping efforts as she gave an interview to the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned.

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) needs to continue its efforts to create equal business doing conditions and develop common markets, Belarus' Prime Minister Sergei Rumas said at the meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council on 9 August, BelTA has learned.

Wednesday, 07 August 2019 09:52

Belarus' gold, forex reserves at $8.6bn

According to the preliminary data, Belarus' gold and foreign currency reserves totaled $8,62 billion as of 1 August 2019, BelTA learned from the Information and PR Department of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus.

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko held a meeting with senior officials of the Council of Ministers to discuss economic matters on 2 August, BelTA has learned.

Strengthening trade and economic ties is the number one goal in Belarus-Uzbekistan relations, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with his Uzbekistan counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev on 1 August, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian government has set economic objectives for 2020, Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Rumas said at a Council of Ministers' session to discuss economic forecast documents for next year, BelTA has learned.