14:34 SocietyBelarus' possible participation in Eurasian higher education summits discussed in Istanbul A delegation of Belarusian universities visited Istanbul on 23-25 February. The visit was organized with the assistance of the Belarusian Consulate General in Istanbul.
14:18 SocietyBelarus considering extending service life of BKA satellite The satellite's functions are unimpaired. Its service life has been extended till the end of 2021 or to virtually ten years in orbit while the guaranteed service life of similar satellites stands at five years. Extending the service life of the satellite is equivalent to creating and operating another satellite like that.
14:00 SocietyApartments in ‘Baku' from as little as Br2,600 per m2! Launch of sales in the new house in Minsk World Azerbaijan's oil capital, Baku, is dubbed "Dubai of the Caucasus" and has traditionally been popular with investors. Where can you find the most attractive offer to buy an apartment in Baku?
13:35 EconomyFinance Ministry comments on opposition's calls for investment funds to sell Belarusian eurobonds “The situation with the balance of payments and the account of current transactions is positive. This is why there are no reasons to get rid of our securities,” the finance minister stressed.
13:29 EconomyCryptocurrency mining possibilities under consideration in Belarus The official said: “Cryptocurrency mining rapidly develops all over the world. It is a new direction for us for now. It is quite interesting but in order to start doing it, we have to study the matter from every angle, including the possible risks this kind of activity involves.”
13:23 EconomyBelarus' state budget deficit close to Br4bn in 2021 The official said: “The deficit of the approved budget for this year is expected to be close to Br4 billion. Leftovers from previous years will be one of the main sources to cover this deficit."
12:53 PresidentLukashenko: In this special time we must show ourselves as a nation “This time is special, like never before. We must show that we are a nation,” the head of state emphasized. “You should thank our people for what they did to make it possible for athletes to fight and compete.”
12:48 EconomyBelarusian Finance Ministry expects second tranche of Russian loan in H1 2021 The official said: “We expect that we will receive the second tranche of the Russian loan to the tune of $500 million in H1 2021. It is what we and our colleagues from Russia have agreed on. There are no reasons to believe it will not happen.”
12:47 SportBarbashinsky: Belarusian athletes are proud of their country's emblem, anthem and flag “We have our own flag, emblem and anthem. Every athlete is proud of them. People who understand that are the patriots of their country who defend the honor of Belarus at the most prestigious international competitions. I had to compete under a neutral flag at the 1992 Olympics. I know what it means,” said the prominent former handball player.
12:40 EconomyBelarus' external state debt 1.4% down to $18.3bn in January In January 2021 the Belarusian government borrowed an equivalent of $35.7 million, including $25.5 million from the Russian government and $10.2 million from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).
12:32 EconomySome $3.5bn spent on repaying, servicing Belarus' foreign debt in 2020 The official said: “About $3.5 billion was spent on repaying and servicing external payments last year. For this purpose we actively used the resources we had raised both on the eurobonds market and in Russia for the sake of refinancing. All the commitments were honored in full.”
12:01 PresidentLukashenko declines NOC honorary president title Such an initiative was suggested by Anton Yuspa, deputy chairman of the Street Sports Federation.
11:34 SportOver 70 Belarusian athletes qualify for Tokyo Games "The Olympic qualifying period resumed in November 2020 and will continue in some sports through late June 2021. The main task for now is to successfully complete the qualifying stage and compose a competitive Olympic team of Belarus," Sport and Tourism Minister Sergei Kovalchuk said.
11:24 SportViktor Lukashenko elected president of Belarus' NOC Viktor Lukashenko, who until now served as the First Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus, has been elected President of the NOC by the Olympic Assembly.
11:16 PoliticsQian Hongshan: Relations with Belarus will reach a higher level of development The parties discussed the development of the Belarus-China cooperation in various areas, including between the Belarus President Administration and the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, education and R&D organizations of the two countries.