19:54 SocietyBaranovichi twins with Russia's Obninsk The parties outlined ways for cooperation and joint projects in economy, industry, construction, transport, housing and utility services. Prospects are opening up for cooperation in science and technology, including in terms of the project of an industrial park under construction in Baranovichi.
19:45 EconomyAgricultural output in Belarus at Br18.7bn in January-August The output by all types of agricultural producers (state-run enterprises, private farms, subsidiary plots of individuals) totaled Br18.7 billion in current prices in January-August 2023, 1.7% down from January-August 2022.
19:34 PoliticsBelarusian foreign minister meets with Myanmar deputy prime minister in Minsk Sergei Aleinik and Than Shwe discussed a broad range of matters concerning the advancement of Belarus-Myanmar cooperation in trade, economy, science, technology, education, and culture.
19:20 EconomyBelarusian Horizont unveils minicomputer of its own Horizont's representative said: "Everyone is accustomed to big stationary personal desktops. But we offer a minicomputer. You can connect a wireless keyboard, a mouse, and a display to it. It can be attached to the back of the monitor or can stand alone. The minicomputer can also be hooked up to a TV set."
19:07 SocietyVenues to host Belarus-Russia forum of regions in 2024 examined Preparations for the Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia are already underway. Natalya Kochanova visited various places, including the concert hall Vitebsk, which had already hosted similar forums in the past.
18:45 SocietyUnity of Belarusians based on tolerance, eagerness for creative labor Roman Golovchenko said: “The strength of Belarusians lies in unity. If we look at it from the top of the pyramid of our state, then every one of us is a component in the foundation of this unity. It is very important for us to preserve our Belarusian spirit, our tolerance, and eagerness for creative labor. If we do, we will have unity.”
18:25 PoliticsPartnership between Belarus, Vietnam full of promise Sergei Klishevich and Bui Quang Huy discussed the geopolitical situation in the world as well as initiatives for Belarus-Vietnam cooperation in the sphere of youth policy. The Vietnamese side accepted the invitation to visit Belarus.
17:47 EconomyDairy complex construction program expected to produce serious economic effect in Belarus Roman Golovchenko touched upon the matter of modernization of the country's dairy animal husbandry industry. There are plans to build new dairy complexes all over the country in 2023-2024 in line with a presidential decree. Ten complexes will be built in every region.
17:07 PartnersOn land and on water, Guizhou's Xingyi a magnet for sport lovers Standing at the start line of the 2023 Wanfenglin Half Marathon, members of the China Storyteller Partnerships Tour of Amazing Guizhou kicked off their exploration of the scenic and recreational Xingyi city of Qianxi'nan Bouyei and Miao autonomous prefecture on Thursday.
17:00 SocietyBelarusian scientists ready to work on powerful energy storage systems Sergei Chizhik said: “We demonstrate that we live in an intellectual country, popularize science, and hope that it will attract young personnel. Today we've managed to hold negotiations with a number of enterprises, which would like to use some products for multiplication. We are open and ready for it.”
16:22 EconomyExcellent opportunities for investors in Belarusian free economic zones pointed out Roman Golovchenko remarked: "We create a business environment oasis that enjoys the strongest demand. And certainly, we will try and spread the best practices onto the entire country. Essentially free economic zones are kind of a testing area for some experiments from the point of view of administrative procedures.”
15:38 SocietyBelarus admits almost 43,000 Ukrainian citizens since 1 January 2023 A total of 117,603 Ukrainian nationals have arrived in Belarus since 24 February 2022. According to the committee, 15,890 people arrived in Belarus directly from the territory of Ukraine. 77,779 citizens of Ukraine came to Belarus via Poland, 19,664 - via Lithuania and 4,270 - via Latvia.
15:16 PoliticsOpinion: Russia-North Korea summit unnerves West by uncertainty of agenda The meeting between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un in Russia unnerves the West primarily because they do know what exactly the leaders of Russia and North Korea discussed, Russian political scientist and orientalist Karine Gevorgyan said.
14:32 EconomyManufacturing sector described as driver of Belarusian economy's development Piotr Parkhomchik said: “With confidence I'd like to state the fact that for the last few years the manufacturing sector has been the driver of development of our economy. In January-August 2023 the output growth rate totaled 107.9%."
14:15 PresidentLukashenko: United States did not allow Ukraine to ‘tango' with Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin was asked to comment on U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's statement that it takes to tango with regard to the possible peace talks on Ukraine.