17:51 EconomyBelarus' PM opines on cooperation prospects with Samara Obast Belarus' Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko outlined Belarus-Samara Oblast cooperation prospects as he met with Samara Oblast Governor Dmitry Azarov.
17:14 EconomyBelarus seeks to advance business ties with Russian regions It is important for Belarus to advance business ties and expand the areas of bilateral cooperation with Russian regions, Belarusian First Deputy Economy Minister Yuri Chebotar said during a working trip to Kazan, Russia.
16:42 EconomyBelarus-built houses for 120 apartments commissioned in Caracas "In Caracas, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro took part in a solemn ceremony to commission two new houses for 120 apartments built by Belarusian companies," the embassy said. "
16:14 EconomyOpinion: Belarus has coped with economic challenges The Belarusian economy has managed to handle the existing challenges; the economic slowdown will be reversed, First Deputy Director General of the China-Belarus Industrial Park Great Stone Development Company Kirill Koroteyev told reporters.
15:27 EconomyEconomy Ministry comments on economic prospects in Belarus Belarus' GDP contracted by 3.4% in January-May. "The economy has slowed, but it was expected. Now foreign economic activity is undergoing a deep transformation. A slow down was necessary to redirect trade flows. We expect the trend to change in H2," Dmitry Yaroshevich noted.
14:25 PoliticsMatviyenko: Lukashenko's position is clear, unwavering “If the West wanted to, it would have made Kiev sit down at the negotiating table and reach peace agreements. They had absolutely other goals, other tasks. That is obvious to everyone today,” Valentina Matviyenko said.
13:39 EconomyBelarus asked to assist with solving Russia's AvtoVAZ issues -Samara Oblast counts on the assistance of Belarus in solving the problems of the Russian automotive giant AvtoVAZ and its return to rhythmic work, Governor Dmitry Azarov said during a meeting with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko.
13:16 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus-made vehicles in service in St Petersburg, world's most beautiful city All agreements and contracts with Russian partners should be executed without delay, Aleksandr Lukashenko said addressing the Belarusian officials. “This is very important for our economy," he stressed.
12:34 PresidentRussian governor: Samara Oblast, Belarus are linked by thousands of human contacts First of all, the Russian governor thanked the Belarusian head of state for the opportunity to meet: “It is a great honor for us and, of course, we have a huge responsibility to implement the tasks set by President Putin and you, Mr Lukashenko, to expand cooperation between our states and fraternal peoples.”
12:25 PresidentPutin interested in Lukashenko's proposal concerning timber harvesters Aleksandr Lukashenko said Belarus is ready to substantially increase shipments of cutting-edge automobiles, agricultural machines, road construction machines, and municipal vehicles. He drew attention to timber-harvesting machines, which production Belarus has been trying to launch for the last few years.
12:25 SocietyWreaths laid at Eternal Flame in Moscow in the run-up to Independence Day of Belarus A wreath was laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin Wall in Moscow on behalf of the Belarusian Embassy on 27 June on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of Belarus' liberation from Nazi invaders and Belarus' Independence Day.
12:12 PresidentLukashenko cautions against red tape in Belarus-Russia import substitution projects According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, the topic of import substitution was discussed in detail during his recent talks with the Russian leader. "This is the number one question. We agreed to keep this process under tight control," the head of state said.
12:00 PresidentPresidents of Belarus, Russia agree to keep import substitution process under tight control "We are pleased that our products and services are fully in demand in the Russian market. Today, the question is no longer how to sell, as it was before," Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
11:33 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus and Samara Oblast are able to reach $1bn in trade The president said Belarus was ready to significantly increase the supplies of the most modern automotive, agricultural, road construction, municipal and logging equipment to Russia.
11:14 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus and Russia need to stick together “Your nation is not just close to us. You are our kin. You have come to your Belarus. It will be this way forever. The events of recent years and days once again show that we need to stand united, we have nothing to quarrel over. As soon as we start arguing, we will be divided,” the Belarusian leader stressed.