17:51 PresidentLukashenko meets with St Petersburg governor Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We have something to discuss. I remember your arrival in Belarus [in early February 2022]. We came to terms on a lot of things. I'd like you to tell me honestly and sincerely what we, Belarusians, could do better.”
17:44 SocietyPlenipotentiaries to consider proposals to draft agendas of CIS summits Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev is expected to take part in the session.
17:06 EconomyProspects for EDB as international financial institution discussed in Nur-Sultan The Board reviewed a number of topical issues, including the 2021 annual financial performance of the Bank and approved the Annual Report of the Bank's Board, financial statements and report on the project activities for the past year.
16:16 SocietyCIS to draft agreements on combating terrorism, illegal migration "Today we have considered all the items on the agenda and made important decisions, including on the preparation of agreements to combat terrorism and illegal migration. I am sure that they will give a new impetus to the common work to neutralize these threats. This work will be facilitated by the initiative to hold a meeting jointly with the CIS Executive Committee and sectoral cooperation bodies," Igor Krasnov said.
15:37 In PicturesGomeltransneft Druzhba commissions three new oil storage tanks As part of the program on modernizing Belarus' largest oil storage facility – the line operation dispatcher station Mozyr – the Belarusian company OAO Gomeltransneft Druzhba has commissioned three new oil storage tanks
15:04 SocietyPetrishenko: Belarus is a cozy home for various faiths, ethnic groups "Interfaith and interethnic peace is part and parcel of social stability in society. In terms of religious and national-cultural relations the government has been working to promote the conditions necessary for the development of all faiths and ethnic groups," Igor Petrishenko said.
14:23 SocietyTianjin Foreign Studies University holds All-China Competition in Belarusian Studies The head of the Belarusian diplomatic mission congratulated the winners and participants of the contest. He also thanked the management of the Chinese universities of foreign languages for their efforts in popularizing Belarusian language and culture in China.
13:38 SocietyBelarus' first COVID-19 vaccine to be launched in late 2023 The market launch of Belarus' first COVID-19 vaccine is scheduled for the end of 2023, First Deputy Healthcare Minister Yelena Krotkova said at a joint meeting of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic, BelTA has learned.
12:42 SocietyPetrishenko comments on Belarus and Russia's exclusion from Bologna Process I don't think we need to make such a big issue out of this. I would like to note that we initially took a very cautious and balanced approach to the participation in this organization and prioritized the national interests, Igor Petrishenko said.
12:19 SocietyBelarus to introduce new retirement savings plan on 1 October 2022 In 2022, more than Br16 billion, or about 9% of GDP, will be allocated to pay pensions. In order to maintain the level of income of pensioners, labor pensions were revised upwards by 7% on 1 March.
11:47 SocietyBelarus to undertake another attempt to bring SS members to justice Belarus has plans to once again approach some countries and bring up the issue of responsibility of the SS members, Belarus' Prosecutor General Andrei Shved told reporters before the 32nd meeting of the Coordination Council of Prosecutors General of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
11:35 SportBelarus' vice premier comments on sanctions in sport “The sports sector is in a difficult situation today. The International Olympic Committee, the majority of the international sports organizations have imposed various sanctions on our athletes. To put it bluntly, sports officials have simply got rid of strong opponents in the face of Russian and Belarusian athletes,” said Igor Petrishenko.
11:03 SocietyAbout 1,200 new Family Capital accounts are opened in Belarus monthly About 1,200 new Family Capital accounts are opened in Belarus every month, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko said at a joint meeting of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic.
10:45 SocietyCall to tap into Belarus' natural heritage to promote tourism "Natural heritage is of great value. Belarus is famous for its vast forests and numerous lakes. The head of state has repeatedly stressed that the natural landscape of Belarus is our wealth and pride," Ruslan Parkhamovich said.
10:32 EconomyNearly 80% of first grass harvested in Belarus As of 24 June, Vitebsk Oblast agricultural workers cut down grass on 53.7% of the targeted area. Progress was at 89.7% in Grodno Oblast, 96.8% in Minsk Oblast and 85.5% in Mogilev Oblast. Brest Oblast and Gomel Oblast fulfilled the first cutting target.