13:14 EconomyGovernor: Astrakhan Oblast and Belarus have enjoyed many years of partnership According to the governor, the focus is on cooperation in agriculture. “The exchange of agricultural products is probably the main thing that connects us today in terms of cooperation,” he said.
13:11 PresidentLukashenko talks about close ties with Russia, Russia's regions The head of state stressed that interaction with all the regions of Russia is equally important for Belarus regardless of their geographical proximity or remoteness. “There are no important, secondary, close or remote provinces of Russia for Belarus,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
13:04 EconomyGovernor of Russia's Astrakhan Oblast heaps praise on Belarusian farm machines We associate our successes in agriculture with the use of Belarusian farm machines, Governor of Russia's Astrakhan Oblast Igor Babushkin said at a meeting with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko.
12:53 PresidentLukashenko: Ukraine is under external control The Belarusian head of state also answered a question who he would side with in the event of Ukraine's aggression against Russia.
12:46 PoliticsCSTO foreign ministers discuss joint measures against negative trends in region The event took place as part of the OSCE Ministerial Council. The foreign ministers discussed coordination in the OSCE, joint efforts to counteract negative trends and the imposition of unacceptable agendas by individual countries.
12:43 PresidentLukashenko about Putin: We constantly stay in touch, inform each other about the situation Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We constantly stay in touch, inform each other about the situation, and plan our future actions. I think we will once again compare notes at the end of the month. We'll talk about what is going on now and will determine our future for the next year.”
12:38 PresidentLukashenko: Anti-Belarus policy is part of anti-Russia campaign The anti-Belarus policy fits the general context of the struggle against Russia, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.
12:32 SocietyIAEA's IRRS mission to evaluate Belarus' regulatory infrastructure on 5-13 December The organization of the IRRS post-mission will continue Belarus' consistent steps to invite international evaluation missions and peer reviews, which results are used to further improve the country's nuclear and radiation safety infrastructure and its individual components.
12:23 PresidentVolodin: Russia, Belarus are on same wavelength, moving along same track As BelTA reported earlier, Vyacheslav Volodin arrived in Minsk on 2 December to attend the 61st session of the Union State Parliamentary Assembly. The agenda of the meeting includes the legislative support of the decisions taken by the presidents of Belarus and Russia to implement 28 Union State programs.
11:53 PresidentLukashenko announces possible build up of the Armed Forces According to the president, now the number of the Belarusian Armed Forces is about 65,000 people, and this is enough for the defense of the state. "We are not planning to build up the Armed Forces. That's enough for us," he said.
11:47 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus-Russia relations have finally become open and fair At last the relations between Belarus and Russia are open and fair, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin on 2 December.
11:36 PartnersChinese, European Mars probes complete in-orbit relay communication test China's Mars probe Tianwen-1 and the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Mars Express spacecraft have successfully performed an in-orbit relay communication test, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said on Wednesday.
11:31 EconomyCIS expected to sign agreement on free trade in services in spring 2022 The CIS is expected to sign an agreement on free trade in services and on investments in the spring of 2022, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the CIS Economic Council Igor Petrishenko stated at a meeting of the CIS Economic Council.
11:16 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus, Russia to hold military exercise on Belarus-Ukraine border "Today we need to reinforce the southern border of Belarus. The situation emerged not through the fault of ours,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted.
10:36 SocietyBelarus MFA voices protest over Vladimir Bazanov's detention Charge d'Affaires of the Czech Republic in Belarus Peter Galaksa was summoned to the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Belarusian side expressed strong protest to the official Prague in connection with the detention of Vladimir Bazanov.