The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) should offer all countries methods to minimize harm from unilateral coercive measures, Belarus' representative to the FAO Kirill Petrovsky said during a session of the FAO Council on global food security, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko expressed his dissatisfaction with the maintance of local roads as he spoke at the meeting to discuss the development of Grodno Oblast on 24 April, BelTA has learned.

Belarus and Russia's St. Petersburg will run a contest for joint sci-tech projects, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian State Committee on Science and Technology.

The results of cooperation between Belarus and St. Petersburg are impressive, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Governor of Russia's St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov in Minsk on 20 April, BelTA has learned.

On 20 April the Belarusian youth is expected to take part in the Dialogue Between the Sky and the Earth - the dialogue between the SCO youth and the crew members of the Shenzhou-15 spaceship, BelTA learned from official representative of the BRSM Central Committee, international protocol head Olesya Sazankova.

Belarus began to build concrete roads in the late 1960s. The first such road connected Kalinkovichi and Pinsk. Its length was 250 kilometers. It was the first Class 2 cement concrete road made of monolithic slabs. A concrete section was built on the Moscow-Minsk-Brest highway for the 1980 Olympic Games. Later, the technology was used to build local roads. But after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the concrete roads story in Belarus hit a cul-de-sac. How is the Belarusian government planning to fulfill Lukashenko's instruction to build concrete roads? What is the status of the cement industry in Belarus? What is the advantage of concrete? This and more are in the new episode of the project "After The Fact: Lukashenko's Decisions".

Digital economy is important for the development of the single economic space of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko said as he opened the fifth edition of the Eurasian Digital Forum on the sidelines of the TIBO 2023 international forum, BelTA has learned.

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed decree No.114 on matters of state statistics on 18 April. The document is designed to bring the regulation on the National Statistics Committee into compliance with law No.238-3 of 30 December 2022 and to allow state organizations, which are authorized to keep state statistic records, to use the information system of the National Statistics Committee, the press service of the Belarusian leader told BelTA.

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