10:22 SocietyRefugee thanks Belarus for help, support “We are grateful to Belarus for its help and support. We spend the night not in the forest, in the open, but in the warmth, we get food, water, warm clothes,” the man said.
10:20 PoliticsMakei meets with Turkey's foreign minister in Stockholm The parties reaffirmed commitment to comprehensive cooperation and mutual support at international platforms.
10:07 PresidentLukashenko to meet with Russia's State Duma speaker, Astrakhan Oblast governor Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko will meet with Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin and after that with Astrakhan Oblast Governor Igor Babushkin on 2 December.
09:58 PresidentLukashenko: Early presidential election might be called after adopting new Constitution “It will depend on the president's decision. Another option is formalizing another timing for the election in the transitional provisions of the Constitution,” the head of state added.
09:48 PresidentBelarus interested in more intensive relations with Laos The head of state stressed that Belarus is interested in intensifying relations with Laos, first of all, in the economy and trade.
09:42 PresidentBelarus-UAE ties described as example of solid interstate partnership “Over 50 years of existence the United Arab Emirates has made significant progress in various fields. I am pleased to note that the interaction between our countries is an example of successful interstate partnership,” the message of greetings reads.
09:35 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus Constitution draft will be published by New Year When asked when exactly the document will be published, Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I think in two weeks. Before the New Year.”
09:24 PartnersExcavations in Turkey's Trabzon shed light on history of region Archeologists unearthed several historical artifacts from the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras during excavations in the Zagnos Valley of Turkey's northern Trabzon province.
09:14 PresidentLukashenko comments on prospects of Belarus-Russia single currency “This [the introduction of the single currency] is a higher level of integration which we have not approached. If we approach it, we will take a decision,” the Belarusian leader added.
09:00 PresidentLukashenko: Constitutional referendum will be held in February unless a war starts According to the head of state, the updated Constitution strengthens the role of the government and the parliament, gives a constitutional status to and specifies the powers of the Belarusian People's Congress. “The president, like today, will form the government, will be the head of state. Strong presidential power will remain,” he said.
19:58 PoliticsBelarusian senator concerned about rising tensions in Eastern Europe According to the press service of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament, participants of the roundtable session discussed the work of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, results of legislative efforts, the model lawmaking program for 2021-2025.
19:45 EconomyBelarus raises export duties on oil, oil products In line with the resolution the size of the export duty on crude oil, furnace oil, oil bitumen, petrolatum, paraffin, and waste oils is $77.5 per tonne ($71.2 previously). The export duty on straight-run gasoline has been set at $42.6 per tonne ($39.1 previously).
19:32 PoliticsMakei meets with OSCE/ODIHR director Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei has met with Matteo Mecacci, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.
19:23 PresidentBelarus' losses from Western sanctions described as minuscule Belarus' losses from Western sanctions are minuscule against the background of economic growth in the country, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said.