The Belarus-Zimbabwe business forum opened in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, BelTA has learned.

Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has extended greetings to the State Inspectorate for the Protection of Fauna and Flora under the President of the Republic of Belarus that marks its 20th anniversary, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

Belarusian Transport and Communications Minister Aleksei Avramenko met with Deputy Chairman of the Government of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast of Russia Igor Zotov to discuss issues of shipbuilding, logistics, restoration of railway and air services with Nizhny Novgorod, BelTA learned from the press service of the ministry.

Over the past 10 years the number of parents with many children in Belarus has doubled. Today there are 121,000 families in the country raising three or more children. Of course, this is not by chance. The government constantly invests in families. While last year more than Br2.5 billion was allocated to support them, this year the figure will be Br3.2 billion. But there are also concrete benefits and guarantees in addition to payments. About 7% of the GDP is spent annually to make Belarusian families feel more secure. In the new episode of BelTA's YouTube project After the Fact: Lukashenko's Decisions we will talk about how the state invests in families, why Belarusian women are having children later in life and how our country remains in the top of the most comfortable countries for mothers.

The meeting of the tenth session of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the seventh convocation will be held on 30 January, BelTA learned from the press service of the upper house of the Belarusian parliament.

Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko mentioned the poor quality of roads in Minsk and made instructions to promptly address the issue as he spoke at the meeting on 24 January to review the social and political situation and the crime rate in the country, BelTA has learned.

The Center for Virology will soon open at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov told a press conference on 24 January, BelTA has learned.

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