18:25 PresidentLukashenko to pay official visit to Iran on 12-13 March Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko will pay an official visit to Iran on 12-13 March. In Tehran, the Belarusian head of state is expected to hold talks with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.
18:20 EconomyBelarus' export at $3.6bn in January 2023 In January 2023 Belarus' foreign trade totaled $7.251 billion, down by 2.9% year-on-year. Surplus of foreign trade in goods and services equaled $55.2 million, down from $648.7 million in January 2022.
18:15 PresidentLukashenko signs decree to recall reservist officers to active military service The steps the decree specifies are taken by the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus every year on a regular basis. The decree's implementation will help improve manning levels of junior rank officer positions in the army and will ensure quality training of the mobilization reserve.
18:04 PresidentLukashenko: Price controls in Belarus are nothing like the Soviet Union's planned economy Aleksandr Lukashenko believes it is correct to allow manufacturers and retailers to set prices on their own. But a threshold specified by rules of the state regulator has to be part of the arrangement.
18:01 PresidentLukashenko makes instructions related to social sector Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko gave instructions related to the social sectors at a meeting of the Council of Ministers drawing the attention of government officials to a number of important topics.
17:44 EconomyPM: Belarusian government keeps an eye on each enterprise “For example, we have an annual plan to produce 50,000 tractors, 850,000 refrigerators, 6,800 trucks, 4.3 million tires and so on. There are 43 such commodity groups. Their share in the added value of industry is 20%,” Roman Golovchenko said.
17:30 SocietyBelarus admits over 11,000 Ukrainian citizens since January 2023 According to the committee, 8,399 citizens of Ukraine came to Belarus via Poland, 2,237 - via Lithuania and 788 - via Latvia.
17:02 EconomyMinister: Belarusian economy is recovering “The year 2023 is already demonstrating certain trends. We continue to work under sanctions pressure. Up to 25% of the economy is directly subject to restrictions. If you look at it indirectly, almost all the industries are under sanctions pressure. Nevertheless, under these conditions, the economy is showing signs of recovery,” Aleksandr Chervyakov said.
16:55 EconomyRecoupment named only requirement for investment projects in Belarus' regions "As many as 22 projects have been submitted to banks for consideration and financing. The credit sources have been identified by the government. The interest rate cannot exceed 8%. The ability to recoup investments is the only requirement,” the prime minister said.
16:21 EconomyPM: Key sectors of Belarusian economy adapted to new realities Key sectors of the Belarusian economy have adapted to the new realities, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said.
16:07 EconomyBelarusian companies praised for seizing opportunity on markets Belarusian enterprises have taken advantage of the window of opportunity that opened on the market, Economy Minister Aleksandr Chervyakov told journalists.
15:38 EconomyBelarus, Russia to discuss cooperation in construction, operation of Belarusian nuclear power plant The purpose of the visit of the Russian delegation is to establish direct interparliamentary ties on matters of energy cooperation with the Industry, Fuel and Energy Complex, Transport, and Communications Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus.
15:31 EconomyMinister: Belarus' financial and forex markets steady in 2022 The government and local authorities have made every effort to neutralize the impact of external pressure, Belarusian Economy Minister Aleksandr Chervyakov told reporters
15:27 EconomyPM names key tasks for Belarus' economy in 2023 Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko named three key tasks for the Belarusian economy in 2023 as he spoke at the meeting of the Council of Ministers that was chaired by the head of state to consider the country's economic performance in 2022 and map out plans to address social and economic development tasks for 2023.
15:16 PresidentLukashenko congratulates Xi Jinping on his election as China's president On behalf of the Belarusian people and himself Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has congratulated Xi Jinping on his unanimous election as President of the People's Republic of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China.