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Belarus, Afghanistan urged to move from conversations to full-fledged cooperation

Belarus and Afghanistan should move from suggestions and conversations to full-fledged cooperation, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Afghanistan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on 16 August, BelTA has learned.

The president remarked that the relations of the Soviet Union and Afghanistan were not easy in the course of history.

Calls to revisit five-point academic grading scale in Belarus

Suggestions have been made to discuss the return to the five-point academic grading scale in Belarus, Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Zharko told the media following a working meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on 15 August, BelTA has learned.

The ten-point grading scale was introduced in Belarus ten years ago.

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The best masters of weaving will be determined in the Old Roads at the regional contest "Matchcakes krosny"

The regional holiday-competition for weaving "matchyny krosny" will be held on August 19 in the city of Staraya Dorogi (Minsk region). This was reported by BelTA in the Minsk Regional Center of Folk Art.

The event is aimed at preserving and reviving the traditions of folk weaving. The festival will open with the "Parade of Handicraft" parade, where each delegation will present a towel or belt that is characteristic of its region.

The enterprises of the linen industry of the Minsk region go out to profitable work

The enterprises of the Minsk region are entering profitable work on the production of flax and selling flax products, the chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee Anatoly Isachenko told reporters today, BelTA has learned.

According to Anatoly Isachenko, this year the region expects to get results in the industry by about 30% higher than last year's level.

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