15:56 SocietyBelarus welcomes over 158,000 visa-waiver travelers since 15 April Over 158,000 foreign nationals have visited Belarus without visas, BelTA learned from the State Border Committee of Belarus.
15:14 PoliticsBelarusian Parliament slams draft resolution on Belarus by U.S. Congress The Presidium of the Council of the Republic adopted a statement in connection with the draft resolution on Belarus submitted to the Senate of the U.S. Congress, BelTA learned from the press service of the upper house of Belarusian Parliament.
14:40 PoliticsYermolovich: Economic cooperation sometimes falls victim to politics “Economic cooperation sometimes falls victim to political decisions, which actually happened in the relations between Belarus and the United Kingdom,” Maksim Yermolovich said. Before his new appointment he was Belarus' ambassador to the UK.
14:18 EconomyAmbassador: Belarus and high quality are two inseparable concepts for China When asked about the sanctions policy of the collective West, led by the United States, and its impact on the relations between Belarus and China, the ambassador acknowledged that it has had a certain impact on the countries, including Belarus.
14:07 PoliticsLukashenko, Xi Jinping might meet in Samarkand in September “Preparations, of course, are being underway both in Belarus and China. We are waiting for a decision whether or not the Chinese leader will attend the Samarkand summit in person. In case the visit is officially confirmed, we hope that our leaders will meet in Samarkand in September.
14:06 EconomyCall to add momentum to Belarus-Russia Union State programs The Union State programs should gain a faster pace, said Dmitry Krutoi, new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation.
13:54 PoliticsAmbassador speaks about Belarus' future role in SCO The ambassador recalled that Belarus' steps towards the SCO began in 2010 with the status of a partner of the organization. In 2015 the country became its observer.
13:26 EconomyGovernments of Belarus, Russia discussing 14-15 import substitution projects “We started with the manufacturing industry; 14-15 projects are now being discussed at the government level. The Russian side has already approved the corresponding documents for seven enterprises,” he said.
13:26 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus can easily increase trade with China China is traditionally one of the top three trade partners of Belarus. According to the data of 2021, foreign trade reached a record $5.9 billion.
13:23 EconomyBelarus seeks to redirect exports previously bound for EU, Ukraine to Russia The new ambassador stressed that the most important thing is to increase the supply of Belarusian goods to Russia "The most important thing is, of course, trade. We need to redirect the $15 billion of our exports previously bound for the European Union and Ukraine, to the east," he said.
13:05 PresidentLukashenko opines on idea to transform Belaya Rus into political party Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has given his take on the development of political parties as he announced personnel decisions, BelTA has learned.
12:58 PresidentNew opportunities in Belarus-China cooperation discussed in Minsk "You have worked long enough in China to get some impression of what this empire is and to identify some additional opportunities for us in the People's Republic of China," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
12:51 PresidentLukashenko explains his choice of candidate for forestry minister's post “We all know very well what forest means to people. However, we need to control the situation there. I hope that you, Aleksandr Antonovich [Kulik] will not fail,” the Belarusian leader said.
12:44 EconomyKrutoi: Belarus, Russia set to develop common economic space by 2 January 2024 Belarus and Russia are set to develop an almost full-fledged common economic space within the framework of the Union State by 1 January 2024, Dmitry Krutoi, new Belarus' Ambassador to Russia, told the media.
12:35 PresidentMaksim Yermolovich to replace Dmitry Krutoi as Deputy Head of Belarus President Administration Maksim Yermolovich has until now worked as Ambassador of Belarus to the UK and concurrently to Ireland, as well as Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization. Prior to his diplomatic career, he worked in various roles at the Finance Ministry for many years, including as finance minister for two years.