12:34 PoliticsTokayev urges to expand trade and economic cooperation inside CIS He cited statistics: the trade inside the CIS exceeds $91 billion, which is only 0.5% of global trade. At the same time, the mutual trade of the CIS countries accounts for about 20% of their trade with non-CIS states.
12:19 PoliticsNicaragua foreign minister to visit Belarus on 18-19 October Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei is expected to hold talks with his counterpart from Nicaragua. The parties are set to sign bilateral documents and make statements for the press.
12:15 PoliticsAliyev: Azerbaijan is ready for peace talks with Armenia “The war and the conflict are now history. We are ready to start discussing border delimitation with Armenia provided that both countries recognize each other's territorial integrity. We are also ready to start negotiating a peace deal with Armenia,” the Azerbaijani president said.
12:09 PresidentLukashenko: EAEU, CIS can draw on best practices of Union State of Belarus and Russia "In the current conditions, the Union State of Belarus and Russia can serve as a locomotive of integration processes and share its best practices with the EAEU and the CIS. I would like to draw your attention to the multi-tier integration that is developing in the post-Soviet space," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
11:59 PresidentCIS called to unite efforts to protect interests on world market “In order to strengthen the role of the CIS, I consider it necessary to take further real steps to unite efforts for the joint protection of interests on the world market,” the Belarusian leader said.
11:48 PresidentLukashenko: Economic cooperation of CIS states is of great importance According to the Belarusian leader, the key achievements of the CIS include the preservation of close human contacts, trust-based political relations, multifaceted economic ties with an eye to further integration.
11:45 PresidentLukashenko hails decision to set up CIS The president said that universalism, voluntary participation and equality are the main principles which helped prevent many destructive processes, stabilize the economies, and preserve trade ties between the countries.
11:44 PresidentLukashenko taking part in CIS online summit The agenda of the meeting includes 11 issues. The CIS leaders are expected to exchange opinions on cooperation within the CIS and take a decision on the presidency in the CIS in 2022. Kazakhstan is expected to preside in the CIS next year.
11:30 SocietyMP: Whole world saw that Belarus' COVID-19 response strategy was right "We had a sufficient number of beds in infectious diseases units, enough oxygen points, trained specialists and well-developed protocols, which made our strategy successful. The whole world has come to understand that it was our response strategy that really worked,” Lyudmila Makarina-Kibak said.
11:04 EconomyBelGee to produce 30,000 cars before year end “This year the plant has many orders: we are working overtime and on weekends. As of today we have produced 22,000 cars. They all have been sold,” Gennady Svidersky said.
10:46 SocietyOpinion: Any manifestations of misanthropic ideology in society must be nipped in the bud Council of Ministers' Resolution No.575 “On measures against extremism and rehabilitation of Nazism” came into force on 14 October. The document envisages the establishment of commissions in the country to assess the symbols, attributes, and information products for signs of extremism.
10:43 PartnersBikes bite back: Streets going cycle-friendly Trial projects by Beijing municipality may be extended across capital in line with national goals to promote green lifestyle.
10:14 SportMinsk hosts Ice Star 2021 Athletes from Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Estonia and Belarus are competing for medals in four programs. Among them are Olympic qualifiers Konstantin Milyukov and Viktoriia Safonova.
09:50 SocietyBelarus' Healthcare Ministry, WHO/Europe sign two-year cooperation plan The document was signed by Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich and WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge.
09:18 SocietyOver 1,500 trucks queuing at Belarus' border with EU More than 1,500 haulers were queuing in Belarus to cross the border with the European Union as of 8.00 on 15 October, BelTA learned from the website of the State Border Committee.