12:01 PoliticsLavrov hails defense agreements with Belarus as timely "I fully concur that the agreements that the two presidents reach on military-technical, military and defense cooperation are very, very timely from the point of view of readiness for any development of events," Sergey Lavrov said.
11:51 PoliticsLavrov: West is politicizing international humanitarian law instruments “It is of particular importance to coordinate our actions within the so-called human rights framework: the UN Council on Human Rights, other mechanisms, where the West is clearly trying to politicize the debate, which should be based on the existing international humanitarian law,” the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
11:37 PoliticsLavrov: We will discuss outcomes of West's attempts to establish total domination The Minsk meeting of the collegiums of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and Russia is important and well-timed, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said as he met with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 19 January, BelTA has learned.
11:20 PresidentLukashenko: West is trying to use Ukraine against Belarus The West is trying to use Ukraine against Belarus, but to no avail yet, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov.
11:17 PresidentLukashenko: Russia has never been against peace Russia has never been against peace, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Minsk on 19 January.
11:06 PresidentLukashenko: Attempts to strangle Belarus and Russia have failed "It is very good that we have reached a balance in our trade and economic relations with the Russian Federation. We even have a slight trade surplus. This suggests that the attempts to strangle us, Russia and Belarus, have actually failed. We will definitely stand our ground,” the Belarusian leader stressed.
11:06 SocietyHigh-tech products account for over third of Belarus' export “The share of knowledge-intensive and high-tech products stood at 37.5% of the total Belarusian export in January-September 2022, with the plan set at 34%. According to preliminary estimates, the index of innovatively active manufacturing organizations will make up 30.4% of the total in 2022,” said Sergei Shlychkov.
10:41 EconomyBelarus ratifies agreement with Russia on indirect taxes The agreement was signed in Moscow on 3 October 2022 with the aim to harmonize the tax legislation of the Union State member states.
10:12 EconomyBelarus-Russia agreement on common rules of competition approved According to the decree, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs must be notified of Belarus' compliance with domestic procedures necessary for the agreement to enter into force.
09:44 PoliticsSaudi Arabia ambassador praises Belarus' social, economic development The parties considered key issues of development of traditionally friendly Belarusian-Saudi relations and interaction in multilateral formats,” the press service said. “They discussed current topics of the global and Middle East agenda.
09:21 SportSabalenka reaches Australian Open round three Belarus' world number 5 Aryna Sabalenka cruised past world number 51 Shelby Rogers of the United States, 6-3, 6-1, in an hour and 28 minutes to book a meeting against world number 32 Elise Mertens of Belgium in the third round of the 2023 Australian Open.
09:00 PoliticsLavrov arrives in Belarus on visit Earlier it was reported that Sergey Lavrov would visit Belarus on 19 January to participate in a joint meeting of the collegiums of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and Russia.
19:55 PoliticsBelarus ready to expedite legal procedures for joining Shanghai Cooperation Organization The decision to start Belarus' admission to the organization was made at a session of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states in Samarkand, Uzbekistan in September 2022.
19:23 SocietyBelarus-Russia air force exercise to bolster Union State security The key purpose of the exercise is to improve operational compatibility of Belarusian and Russian aerial units. They will have to carry out a broad range of combat training tasks.
18:46 SportAzarenka books Melbourne third-round spot Belarus' world number 5 Aryna Sabalenka will next face world number 51 Shelby Rogers of the United States after dispatching world number 74 Tereza Martincova of the Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-4, in the opener.