12:53 SocietyBelarus takes in almost 120,000 Ukrainian citizens since February 2022 About 45,100 Ukrainian nationals have come to Belarus since 1 January 2023. Nearly 33,000 Ukrainians entered Belarus via Poland, about 10,000 via Lithuania and some 2,200 via Latvia.
12:37 SocietyCenter for Belarusian Language and Innovative Technologies opens in Tajikistan The Center for the Belarusian Language and Innovative Technologies has opened at Tajik National University in Dushanbe, BelTA learned from the Belarusian diplomatic mission.
12:21 EconomyAmkodor chief: Russia is a very promising market, so are non-CIS countries Belarus' Amkodor Holding Company views the Russian Federation as a very promising market, yet non-CIS countries also hold a lot of promise, Amkodor Director General Andrei Yarotsky told BelTA.
11:37 PresidentLukashenko sends Independence Day greetings to Botswana The head of state reaffirmed Belarus' interest in expanding political dialogue between the two countries, intensifying trade, economic and humanitarian cooperation, implementing mutually beneficial projects in agriculture, industry, trade, education and healthcare.
19:58 SportBelarusians to compete in Paralympics in Paris in 2024 as neutrals Oleg Shepel also said that now Belarusians will be able to participate in all competitions under the aegis of the International Paralympic Committee. Regretfully, Belarus' Paralympic Committee has not been restored as a full member of the International Paralympic Committee.
19:20 SocietyPolish Defense Ministry accused of reposting old videos as current ones The State Border Committee of Belarus noted that it is easy to determine the leaks are fake by browsing official posts of the Polish border service. This account posted the same videos on 13 November 2021.
18:53 PoliticsCIS plenipotentiaries to discuss implementation of free trade zone agreement in Minsk During the session the plenipotentiaries will discuss the operation of three field-specific councils – the Justice Ministers Council, the Council of Border Guard Commanders, and the Council for Cooperation in Education of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
18:45 SocietyMoscow Oblast to host Forum of Sister Cities of Belarus and Russia in 2024 The participants of the 12th edition of the forum that is running in Brest now upheld the proposal of the Twinned Cities international association to hold the next forum in Moscow Oblast in April 2024.
18:28 EconomyBelarus' Industry Ministry signs contracts worth $64m at INNOPROM. Qazaqstan The total amount of documents (agreements, protocols, contracts) signed by enterprises of the Industry Ministry of Belarus on the sidelines of the INNOPROM. Qazaqstan international industrial forum is estimated at about $64 million, BelTA learned from the press service of the Industry Ministry.
17:59 SocietyGrodno, Russia's Krasnodar to establish sister city relationship Belarus' Grodno and Russia's Krasnodar have plans to establish a sister city relationship. Such an agreement was reached at the 12th Forum of Sister Cities of Belarus and Russia in Brest, BelTA reports.
17:24 SocietyBelarusian delegation participates in CIS Defense Ministers Council session in Russian Tula A Belarusian delegation led by Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin took part in the session. Participants of the session exchanged views about the military and political situation in the world, threats and challenges to security of the CIS member states.
16:48 SocietyCIS defense ministers expected to meet in Belarus in 2024 Viktor Khrenin said: “There are plans to hold a regular session of the CIS Defense Ministers Council in the Belarusian land in 2024. We will do our best to make sure it proceeds in a constructive manner and in an exceptionally friendly atmosphere.”
16:14 PresidentBetter support for kids in Belarusian large families promised The president said: “We will take a close look at large families because they are versatile. This is why I insist now: we will think about ways of getting money to the kids. It is necessary to find a way. We will do everything for children from large families."
16:01 SocietyNational Academy of Sciences to host Russia-Belarus: Common History, Common Destiny forum The forum will focus on the preservation of the historical memory of Belarus and Russia and is aimed at countering the falsification of the joint history of the two countries, revision of the results of World War II, including the rehabilitation of Nazi criminals and their accomplices, by strengthening humanitarian ties and developing cooperation.
15:30 EconomyAmbassador: Belarus-Russia trade might reach $55bn in 2023 Belarus-Russia trade might reach $55 billion in 2023, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia (vested with the deputy prime minister's authorities) Dmitry Krutoi said at the meeting of the High Level Group of the Council of Ministers of the Belarus-Russia Union State in Mogilev, BelTA has learned.