17:27 PoliticsBelarusian ambassador presents copy of credentials to Dominican FM Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Cuba Valery Baranovsky presented the copy of his credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic Roberto Alvarez in an online ceremony.
16:51 PoliticsBelarusian-Indian cooperation discussed in Minsk Belarusian First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Aleinik met with Indian Ambassador to Belarus Alok Ranjan Jha, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
16:27 PoliticsAmbassador meets with leaders of Belarusian ethnocultural associations of Kazakhstan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Kazakhstan Pavel Utyupin met with leaders of the Belarusian ethnocultural associations of Nur-Sultan, Pavlodar, East Kazakhstan Province and Mangystau Province of Kazakhstan on 29 April.
16:07 PoliticsBelarus calls for open dialogue to discuss Lithuanian nuclear projects Anatoly Glaz said: “Lithuania is having serious difficulties with decommissioning the Ignalina nuclear power plant and the accompanying management of nuclear fuel and radioactive waste. It is no secret for anyone. Imagine that three new installations have been recently commissioned at the site of the Ignalina nuclear power plant."
16:06 EconomyFEZ Vitebsk, China-SCO demonstration zone to develop trade and investment cooperation The decision is stipulated in the memorandum of cooperation signed during the International Economic Forum in Orsha.
15:36 SocietyWomen's unions of Belarus, China sign memorandum of cooperation The document was signed by Deputy Chairperson, First Secretary of the Central Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation Huang Xiaowei and Chairperson of the Belarusian Women's Union Yelena Bogdan.
14:34 PresidentLithuania, Latvia criticized for not allowing their citizens to enter Belarus without visas Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Why? Because the people come to us and buy salt. They don't have salt! The great and rich West doesn't have salt! Since they don't want the people to say that Belarusians live a normal life, they simply don't let them out. Here is democracy for you!”
14:34 SportFrench Tennis Federation lets players from Belarus, Russia compete at Roland Garros Gilles Moretton said that Belarusian and Russian players would be able to take part in Roland Garros in the neutral status. He restrained from commenting on the position of the organizers of the Wimbledon tournament and the British government to ban Belarusian and Russian tennis players.
14:17 PresidentLukashenko: They will be unable to bring Belarus and Russia to their knees Aleksandr Lukashenko once again pointed out that the pressure of sanctions forces one to look for new opportunities. “Sanctions are a blessing in disguise. They bring opportunities. Everything we make now sells well on our main market – in Russia, in China, and other countries,” he stated.
14:15 SocietyKochanova: A lot has been done in Belarus, China to improve status of women A lot has been done in Belarus and China to improve the status of women, Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova said at a web-based seminar of women MPs of Belarus and China on 29 April.
14:05 PartnersChina launches two new satellites China successfully sent two satellites into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China on Friday.
13:52 PresidentLukashenko: No plans to curtail support programs for Chernobyl-hit regions in Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that state budget expenditures are optimized on an ongoing basis: "We optimize budget expenditures regularly, every year. This is not connected to the current situation.”
13:45 PresidentLukashenko satisfied with post-Chernobyl recovery in Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I will not say that we've beaten Chernobyl but we've roughed it up a lot. We've managed to accomplish this task. You can see what's been done but the key is for us to live in our own land.”
13:31 PresidentChechersk residents present Lukashenko with Icon of George the Victorious Chairman of the Chechersk District Executive Committee Yuri Derkachev said that under the leadership of the head of state the Belarusians had been dealing well with the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.