13:20 PresidentLukashenko: Minsk is in favor of a just world and we go to Africa as friends The Belarusian head of state said: “African countries are resolved to escape the diktat of Western transnational corporations, which see them only as mere suppliers of raw materials, extract oil, gold, and natural gas from them, and doom the peoples of Africa to wretched existence and hunger.”
13:06 EconomyBelarus ready to help Equatorial Guinea with agricultural development and education “We have not cooperated with this region before, but this region is very interesting for us. There is as great demand for dairy and meat products in Equatorial Guinea and we produce such foods in sufficient quantities. Thus, we would like to explore the possibilities of cooperating with this region,” Sergei Bartosh emphasized.
12:53 EconomyBelarus adjusts eurobond payment procedure Belarus will honor its obligations with regard to eurobonds by transferring Belarusian rubles to the current (checking) bank account for the benefit of eurobond holders, who acquired the eurobonds before 6 September 2022 and are not residents of unfriendly states.
12:49 PoliticsEquatorial Guinea ambassador presents copies of credentials to Belarus' FM Sergei Aleinik congratulated the ambassador of Equatorial Guinea on the commencement of his diplomatic service in Belarus. The parties discussed ministerial contacts, trade and economic cooperation, primarily in agriculture and food security, the legal framework, coordination and mutual support in international organizations.
12:40 PoliticsEquatorial Guinea president views Belarus as fraternal nation The head of state first thanked the Belarusian side for a warm welcome and hospitality. He also apologized for being forced to postpone his visit, planned earlier, due to changes in his working schedule.
12:21 PartnersPeregrine falcon with Israel wildlife center tracker gets medical care in eastern Türkiye A peregrine falcon from Israel was rescued and treated in Van, eastern Türkiye after it became weak during its long migratory journey.
12:21 PoliticsEquatorial Guinea president: African countries are still victims of neocolonialism Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo said: “We are getting close to celebrating the 100th anniversary of acquisition of independence by a number of African states. At the same time we understand that they acquired kind of nominal independence. We continue to remain victims of neocolonialism."
12:13 PoliticsBelarus eager to promote contacts with Equatorial Guinea across the board Sergei Aleinik stressed that the visit of Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to Belarus is a logical continuation of the strategy to establish Belarus' relations with remote countries, with friendly countries, and certainly with countries on the African continent. It is a priority today, he noted.
12:05 PresidentLukashenko to Equatorial Guinea president: You are welcome in Belarus “You must know that you are not strangers to us, Belarusians, Russians. Indeed, we have a history of cooperation that started back in the Soviet Union. Since you are not strangers to us, we invite you to Belarus and we open our hearts to you,” the Belarusian leader stressed.
12:03 PartnersShandong hosts champions at the 37th Taishan Mountain International Climbing Festival As a major event of the 37th Taishan Mountain International Climbing Festival, the Taishan Mountain climbing race was held on Wednesday, attracting over 10,000 people competing for glory.
11:56 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus is ready to support Africa in its quest for independence “We are a technological country. We are ready to share our technologies with your country and the African people,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
11:49 PresidentLukashenko: Africa will in many ways shape the future of the planet Africa will in many ways shape the future of the planet, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo at the Palace of Independence, BelTA has learned.
11:43 EconomyForeign currency sales exceed purchases by $43.7m in Belarus in August 2023 In August 2023 individuals bought the equivalent of $849.7 million in cash and cashless forms and sold $893.4 million worth of foreign currency. In January-August 2023 individuals' sales exceeded purchases of foreign currency by $424.7 million.
11:21 PresidentLukashenko meets with Equatorial Guinea president The leader of Equatorial Guinea arrived in Belarus on an official visit on 6 September. The meeting at the palace began with a traditional official ceremony featuring a honor guard company.
11:02 EconomyBelarus starts harvesting grain corn As of 7 September, over 7,085,400 tonnes of grain was cropped. This included 6,111,200 tonnes of grain and leguminous crops and over 974,200 tonnes of rapeseed.