Belarus Offered Kazakh Investors 51% Stake in MTS Venture

Belarus offered to Kazakh investors the government’s 51 percent stake in its joint venture with OAO Mobile TeleSystems (MBT), Russia’s largest mobile-phone operator, Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich said.

The company is “successful, profitable,” with a subscriber base of more than 5 million, Myasnikovich said today at a conference in the Kazakh capital Astana.

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