18:43 SocietyBelarusian Baranovichi twins with Russian Kuznetsk The twinning agreement was signed on 21 June. The cities will build ties on the principle of partnership and mutual trust. The agreement was signed by Baranovichi Mayor Yuri Gromakovsky and Head of Kuznetsk Administration Sergei Zlatogorsky.
18:19 EconomyBelarus, Iran intend to cooperate in food safety, development of pesticides Belarus and Iran intend to cooperate in ensuring food safety and developing biopesticides, the National Center for Marketing told BelTA commenting on Belarus' participation in the Iran Agrofood International Agriculture and Food Exhibition.
17:57 EconomyKyrgyzstan to host next meeting of Eurasian Intergovernmental Council The next meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council will be held in Kyrgyzstan in August.
17:46 EconomyBelarusian farmers gather in 231,900t of silage As of 21 June as part of the first cutting farmers cut down grass on 45.5% of the targeted area in Vitebsk Oblast, 93.1% in Gomel Oblast, 81.6% in Grodno Oblast, 90.1% in Minsk Oblast, and 78.6% in Mogilev Oblast. Brest Oblast farmers have hit the first grass cutting target already.
17:43 PresidentLukashenko congratulates Gustavo Petro on winning Colombia's presidential election The head of state reaffirmed Minsk's interest in deepening political relations with Bogotá based on mutual understanding and respect. “I hope that your election as the head of state will give a new impetus to bilateral contacts, which will help make the most of Belarus-Colombia cooperation potential,” the president said.
17:24 PoliticsBelarus' MFA calls for new approaches to analyze, forestall unprecedented threats Yuri Ambrazevich said: “We can incessantly argue about the term ‘multivectorness' and see obvious and hidden meanings and ideas in it. But the so-called collective West is not going away on its own, it is our neighbor. And today nobody knows in whose orbit this collective West will be in 10, 20, 30 years.”
16:45 PoliticsWestern politicians blamed for dragging experts into destructive game for world dominance The political elites of Western countries are dragging the expert community into a deceitful, destructive and radicalizing game for world domination, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Yuri Ambrazevich said.
16:29 EconomyBelarusian, Russian economy ministers discuss future cooperation strategy According to Aleksandr Chervyakov, rising bilateral shipments of materials, components, and ready-made products for the sake of substituting lost imports from unfriendly countries will help keep the Belarusian economy and the Russian one stable in the current conditions.
16:13 PoliticsBelarusian MFA: Time to agree on rules of new world order The time has come for a global process involving all leading international players to reach clear agreements on the rules of a new world order that will provide security guarantees to all, Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yuri Ambrazevich said as he addressed the Belarus-Russia expert meeting.
16:10 PoliticsBelarusian MFA invites expert community to look into pivot to East “In fact, the main topic for the Belarusian-Russian expert community could be the analysis of the so-called pivot to the East. This is true not only about our countries, but many others as well. This pivot is in full swing already, its intensity is only to increase,” he said.
15:56 PoliticsBelarus' deputy FM: The world needs overarching, unifying initiatives Today is the time when overarching, creative and unifying initiatives are important like never before, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Yuri Ambrazevich said as he addressed the Belarus-Russia expert meeting in Minsk on 21 June, BelTA has learned.
15:51 SocietyBelarusian-Russian relations hailed as strong, multifaceted The deputy minister said addressing the Belarusian and Russian experts that it was very important to focus on the development of common approaches to many issues on the international agenda amid the current situation.
15:38 SocietyTorch lit up from Eternal Flame in Brest Fortress goes to Main Cathedral of Russian Armed Forces The event was held as part of the international patriotic campaign "Candle of Memory", which is held annually to commemorate the anniversary of th beginning of the Great Patriotic War. The ceremony in the Ceremonial Square of the Brest Hero Fortress as attended by cadets of the Ryazan Higher Military Airborne School, veterans of the Armed Forces, cadet students of secondary school No. 35 of Brest.
15:03 EconomyEAEU heads of government sign cooperation documents The EAEU member-states defined the main approaches to the implementation of export regulations for certain types of goods. An instruction was given to develop transport infrastructure in the East-West and North-South directions, including as part of the alignment with China's Belt and Road initiative.
14:46 PresidentBelarusian opposition activists free to return to Belarus to go to prison, face other punishments Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “They ran away to foreign countries but now 95% of them want to come back. They already write it openly: ‘If only Aleksandr Grigoryevich [Lukashenko] could pardon us and open the border…' 95% would come back. I don't mind: they are free to go to prison and face other punishments they deserve."