19:27 PresidentLukashenko encourages CSTO to use ‘soft power' “Mechanisms without military force. We have yet to finalize work on the matter of using flexible ‘political' tools or so-called soft power, if you want. The kind of soft power that Western countries actively us such as consultations, monitoring, and observation at the local level,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
19:16 PresidentLukashenko: Crisis of the security architecture has affected the CSTO as well Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “The ongoing crisis of the architecture of international and regional security is directly affecting our organization, too. The Collective Security Treaty Organization is being subjected to various challenges and threats of transnational nature and those relating to interstate contradictions.”
19:07 PresidentLukashenko calls for stopping bloodshed in Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict Aleksandr Lukashenko went on saying: “But one has to understand that it is a conflict between two neighboring states, which are close and friendly to us. It is the reason. Not because we want to please one side to the detriment of the other one. Armenians are not strangers for us and we want to support them."
18:56 EconomyBelarus, Syria intend to ramp up trade Belarus and Syria intend to increase mutual trade, co-chairman of the Belarusian-Syrian commission on trade, economic and technical cooperation Dmitry Pantus said during a visit of the Belarusian delegation to Syria.
18:46 EconomySt. Petersburg vice-governor praises Belarus' passenger vehicles for eco-friendliness According to Kirill Polyakov, MAZ delivered about 900 gas-powered buses to St. Petersburg as the city was renewing its vehicle pool. The new gas buses have proved to be eco-friendly and efficient.
18:45 EconomyPM: New agreements will promote multifaceted cooperation between Belarus, Syria Agreements reached today will expand and strengthen multifaceted cooperation between Belarus and Syria, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said at an extended-format meeting with Syrian Prime Minister Hussein Arnous.
18:42 PresidentLukashenko: CSTO alliance should remain steadfast Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized the importance of preserving allied relations: “In this frantic and rapidly changing world, our allied relations must remain firm. We should not allow anyone to get us embroiled into dispute, to plant seeds of disagreement between us. The future of our countries and our organization will depend on it.”
18:26 PresidentLukashenko calls for peace talks in Ukraine It is important to stop the bloodshed in Ukraine and start peace talks, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a session of the CSTO Collective Security Council in Yerevan.
18:24 SocietyBelarus, India discuss military cooperation On 23 November the International Military Cooperation Department of the Belarusian Defense Ministry hosted Military Attaché of the Embassy of the Republic of India in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus (concurrently) Brig Naveen Kumar Nijhawan.
18:12 SocietyCall to promote Belarus' pharmaceutical industry The development of the country's pharmaceutical industry is taking on new significance now, Chief Academic Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vasily Gursky said at the opening of the international conference Belarusian Medicines.
18:07 PresidentLukashenko: NATO solidifies its anti-Russian, anti-Belarusian vector "Now is the time to substantively discuss military and political cooperation, as well as security in the CSTO. These matters are becoming increasingly relevant. It is no coincidence that we have held four meetings this year, both via video link and in person. And so far, unfortunately, we don't have many reasons for optimism,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
18:02 PresidentLukashenko: Nuclear blackmail has no place in international politics “Something that was impossible to imagine even 2-3 years ago. Nuclear rhetoric of individual Western leaders is way over the top. The Polish leadership declares readiness to host nuclear weapons in the country,” he said.
17:42 EconomyTrade between Belarus, St. Petersburg over $1.5bn in January-September Trade between Belarus and St. Petersburg amounted to more than $1.5 billion in January-September, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Parkhomchik said at a meeting with St. Petersburg Vice Governor Kirill Polyakov.
17:21 EconomyBelarus, St. Petersburg to expand cooperation in industry A protocol of the meeting of the Belarus-St. Petersburg working group on industrial cooperation and joint innovative projects was signed in Minsk on 23 November.
16:34 EconomyCompletion rate of Belarusian nuclear power plant's second unit past 97% According to Piotr Parkhomchik, the overall completion rate of the second unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is over 97%. In his words, startup and commissioning of the primary equipment and auxiliary equipment is now in progress. The unit is supposed to be commissioned in Q1 2023.