19:58 SocietyBelarus, Uzbekistan to expand interaction in security The sides exchanged opinions about topical problems relating to international and regional security. They discussed matters of bilateral interaction and mentioned positive dynamics across the board. Interest was expressed in advancing mutually beneficial cooperation in a broad spectrum of interstate relations.
19:38 EconomyFour helicopters of bankrupt air carrier Orsha Air up for auction The helicopters will be sold as part of Orsha Air's liquidation. The air carrier has been recognized as bankrupt by the Vitebsk Oblast Economic Court. VitYurkom has been chosen the emergency manager and will have to repay nearly Br600,000 in debts to nine creditors by means of selling Orsha Air's assets.
19:22 EconomyBelarus-Azerbaijan trade in agricultural goods 3.5 times up in last five years Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Ivan Krupko met with Chairman of the Food Safety Agency of Azerbaijan Goshgar Takhmazli and Azerbaijani Agriculture Minister Inam Imdad oglu Kerimov in Baku on 13 April.
19:14 PresidentBelarus' representative, deputy representatives in Council of Interstate Bank appointed Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) Pavel Kallaur has been appointed plenipotentiary representative of the Republic of Belarus in the Council of the Interstate Bank.
18:44 SocietyRestored Soviet war film ‘Come and See' to be released in Russian theaters Director Elem Klimov's famous war film “Come and See” about the Nazi atrocities against the Belarusian population during the Great Patriotic War will be released in Russian theaters again. The film was restored by the Russian film studio Mosfilm.
18:25 SocietyUkrainian diaspora leader praises Belarus' policy towards ethnic minorities Belarus has created favorable conditions for a decent life and self-fulfillment of ethnic minorities, Vladislav Kadira, Chairman of the Vatra Ukrainian association, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the Shirokov Institute of Modern Knowledge, told BelTA.
18:09 PoliticsBelarus counts on UN-Habitat's support for smart cities projects The permanent representative of Belarus to the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN‐Habitat) highlighted the important role of UN-Habitat in promoting urban green infrastructure technologies and achieving sustainable development goals.
17:42 EconomyDeficit of Belarusian budget at Br1.7bn in Q1 "In Q1 the national budget received Br5.617 billion in revenues, which was up by 9% over January-March 2020. Expenses were higher, at Br7.385 billion. We are within the planned parameters, the budget was initially approved with a deficit," Yuri Seliverstov said.
17:28 Partners"Dinosaur dance floor" discovered in east China's Fujian A team of Chinese researchers have found a massive concentration of dinosaur footprints, scientifically termed as "dinosaur dance floor," in Shanghang County, east China's Fujian Province.
17:24 PresidentLukashenko arrives in Baku Aleksandr Lukashenko was welcomed by an Azerbaijani government delegation and the Belarusian officials who arrived in Baku the day before. After a short ceremony, the head of state got into a car and is headed to a meeting with Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev.
17:13 EconomyGanja Automobile Plant eager to assemble over 1,200 Belarusian tractors in 2021 Since 2007 Ganja Automobile Plant has assembled over 11,500 Belarusian tractors as well as about 3,500 vehicles and machines made by the Belarusian companies MAZ, Amkodor, Belkommunmash, and Gomselmash. Both countries are interested in the development of manufacturing cooperation, the ambassador stressed.
16:44 EconomyBelarus to buy 1m tonnes of oil from Azerbaijan in 2021 “Plans are in place to buy one million tonnes of oil. The supplies have been steady. So far, Azerbaijan has delivered 270,000 tonnes. An oil tanker with another 90,000 tonnes is on its way,” Ambassador of Belarus to Azerbaijan Andrei Ravkov said.
16:38 EconomyOver $800m spent on repaying, servicing Belarus' foreign state debt in Q1 2021 The official said: “We are working on a loan from the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development and on a government loan from the Russian Federation in accordance with previous arrangements with Russia.”
16:25 PoliticsCSTO to advance cooperation with international organizations Viktor Gulevich and Stanislav Zas exchanged opinions about the challenges and threats in the Collective Security Treaty Organization's responsibility area. They discussed results of the CSTO's work in 2020 and the tasks the organization faces in the sphere of military cooperation in the near future.
16:22 SocietyUnidentified aircraft trespasses Belarusian-Polish border Due to the incident on 13 April a defense attaché of the Polish embassy in Belarus was summoned to the Belarusian Defense Ministry. The defense attaché was told that the fact of trespassing must be investigated and the Belarusian side must be informed about the results.