10:58 EconomyInternational economic forum kicks off in Vitebsk Delegations from the Russian Federation, China, Vietnam, the UAE, Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, India and Israel are taking part in the 11th economic forum.
10:57 PartnersBeijing Opera show breathes life into ancient relics at museum In a packed auditorium at the Hunan provincial museum in central China, a special performance is being staged, transporting the audience back to the Western Han Dynasty (202 BC-AD 25).
10:41 PresidentLukashenko to meet with Nicaragua's foreign minister The Nicaragua minister of foreign affairs is in Minsk on a working visit on 19-20 May. In addition to meeting with the president, he is scheduled to hold talks with Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Aleinik.
10:41 PoliticsOpinion: Prestige of CSTO is growing The authority of the Collective Security Treaty Organization is growing, Chairman of the Standing Committee on International Affairs and National Security of the Council of the Republic Sergei Rachkov told reporters on the sidelines of the CSTO PA meeting in Minsk on 18 May, BelTA has learned.
09:49 EconomyHead of Russia's Udmurt Republic opines on progress in Belarus-Russia import-substitution Belarusian and Russian enterprises are making quite good progress in import substitution, Head of Russia's Udmurt Republic Aleksandr Brechalov said answering a BelTA's question following his talks with Belarusian Ambassador to Russia Dmitry Krutoi in Moscow.
09:23 PartnersMicroalgae brought from Antarctica to be tested during Türkiye's 1st manned space voyage Microalgae, which was collected by Turkish scientists in Antarctica, will be tested during Türkiye's first manned space voyage.
09:11 EconomyBelarus, Nicaragua to hold talks on export loans The Industry Ministry was authorized to hold talks based on this draft framework agreement. The ministry will be able to introduce changes that are not of a fundamental nature. The governments will sign the document upon reaching an agreement.
09:00 EconomyExport of Belarus' Bellegprom concern up 1.3 times in Q1 The board of the concern held an offsite meeting at the Svitanak clothing company in Zhodino to review the performance of the companies affiliated with the Bellegprom concern in the first quarter of this year, to discuss plans for 2023 and a strategy to promote the Belarusian light industry goods to foreign markets.
00:46 In PicturesCities of the world: Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg is the second biggest city in Russia, often referred to as the Northern Capital. This is a city of amazing architecture, romance and inspiration, drawbridges and white nights.
23:58 In PicturesOver 450,000 flowers to be planted in Gomel The state-run landscaping enterprise Red Carnation has embarked on mass planting of flowers. More than 200,000 petunia flowerpots alone will be planted in the city.
19:55 PoliticsMinsk to host international conference on Eurasian security in autumn Sergei Aleinik and Imangali Tasmagambetov discussed progress in preparations for the events, which are supposed to take place in Minsk soon within the framework of Belarus' presidency over the Collective Security Treaty Organization, including a session of the Council of the CSTO Ministers of Foreign Affairs.
19:26 SocietyConcern over reconnaissance, subversive actions of foreign intelligence services in Belarus, Russia Aleksandr Volfovich said: “Reconnaissance and subversive actions of foreign intelligence services increased in Russia and Belarus in the last few years. Yet another attempt of saboteurs to destabilize the situation in Belarus and spoil the celebration of Victory Day was stopped ahead of 9 May."
18:53 EconomyBelaruskali considering building potassium sulfate fertilizer plant Ivan Golovaty said: “I think the decision to build a new manufacturing facility in the country will be made next year. I'd like to note that potassium nitrate is made in Belarus at present, however, it is more fitting for greenhouse farming. Nitrogen-potassium fertilizers are used for the additional fertilizing of grass and other crops.”
18:40 SocietyBelavia to open regular flights to Abu Dhabi on 3 October The first regular flight from Minsk to Abu Dhabi will be conducted on 3 October. Flights will be operated on Tuesdays, and on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 4 November. Passengers will depart from Minsk at 00:50 and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 8:10.
18:29 PoliticsCSTO PA to prepare model law on information protection, cybersecurity by autumn According to Vyacheslav Volodin, nine relevant model legal acts have already been adopted in the area of information and digital security. Seven more documents are in the works.