09:33 PoliticsPotential for expanding Belarus-Armenia cooperation noted During the meeting, the parties reviewed the state of Belarusian-Armenian trade and economic cooperation welcoming the positive dynamics of the mutual trade growth.
09:08 PresidentLukashenko: With world transforming, it is important for Belarus to find its place The main task for the country's leader at this stage is to preserve the country independent, sovereign. “I do not want to see everything that we have created with our own hands collapse tomorrow, and that someone come and start to conduct experiments,” Aleksandr Lukashenko summed up.
09:03 PresidentLukashenko: Sovereignty and independence are not for sale Sovereignty and independence are not for sale, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with representatives of major mass media outlets in Minsk on 9 July.
19:59 SocietyRumors about field tests of cutting-edge Belarusian MLRS in Ukraine's east refuted Belarus has thoroughly analyzed results of deployment of similar weapon systems in various parts of the planet and started R&D work to create the MLRS Fleita. All the development stages and preliminary trials are conducted only in Belarus' territory. The weapon system has never left the country, the website reads.
19:51 EconomyBelarus, Russia's Chelyabinsk Oblast eager to start assembling buses, tractors Key aspects of bilateral cooperation were discussed. The shipment of MAZ passenger vehicles powered by liquefied natural gas to Chelyabinsk Oblast was discussed, including the possibility of starting their assembly at premises of OOO Uralpromtekhnika in the city of Miass.
19:43 PresidentLukashenko: All the changes will start with the Constitution, not maidan riots Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “This is why we should create a new Constitution. Yes, a lot of time has passed, certain changes are in order. Truth be told, you will have to tell me what changes you need.”
19:38 PoliticsBelarus, Switzerland to advance cooperation in healthcare, economy Margret Kiener Nellen said: “Cooperation in healthcare was discussed in February. Bringing medics from Switzerland to the Alexandrov National Cancer Center of Belarus was the idea. But we couldn't invite the medics due to the coronavirus – there is a shortage of doctors in Switzerland now."
19:24 PoliticsCSTO to counteract combined forms of destructive influence on member states Addressing participants of the session, Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Stanislav Zas noted that growing threats and challenges to global security in the modern age force CSTO countries to act energetically and in concert.
19:09 SocietyBelarusian Healthcare Ministry gearing up for second wave of COVID-19 The official noted that although the virus is now less active, it is still in the population. “This is why we are now moving onto the next stage: orders are being drafted on peculiarities of operation of healthcare institutions amid a coronavirus infection," he said.
18:41 PresidentLukashenko talks about unprecedented pressure on Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I have to admit that Belarus has never felt such pressure in the entire period of independent development. Everything is tangled into one knot.”
18:21 EconomyCouncil of Eurasian Economic Commission to discuss draft agreement on EAEU transit system on 10 July Participants of the session are expected to discuss strategic directions of development of Eurasian integration in the period till 2025. Work on draft international agreements will be discussed, including an agreement on the common transit system in the Eurasian Economic Union.
17:53 EconomyBelaruskali reports record-high fertilizer shipment, export figures in June In June 2020 the company extracted 5,004,057 tonnes of ore, thus setting a new absolute record. The gross output of potassium chloride amounted to 1,142,293 tonnes. The company shipped to customers 1,123,831 tonnes of fertilizers – the highest figure on record.
17:48 PartnersLocals act against plastic waste in Tibet Dressed in camouflage and a blue vest, Samdrub squeezed a ragged, dusty blouse into a woven sack bulging with broken beer bottles, crushed biscuit tins, plastics and other garbage.
17:28 EconomyBelarusian Information Ministry to put in order distribution of revenues from online advertising The official went on saying: “By the way, advertising budgets are going online as well. But the online advertising market is a territory, which is insufficiently controlled by the state today, including the fair distribution of advertising revenues and the retention of the money in the country.”
17:28 PartnersMusk: Tesla on the cusp of achieving level five autonomous driving Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk said on Thursday the electric automaker will have the basic functionality for level five autonomy completed this year.