13:56 EconomyPrime minister: Belarus has secured a surplus in trade with Russia for the first time ever Roman Golovchenko said that Belarus is seeing a surplus in trade with Russia for the first time ever as the export of merchandise and services exceeds import in cost terms. On the whole, in 2022 Belarus' merchandise export to Russia rose in physical terms and cost terms.
13:00 PoliticsRussian foreign minister to visit Belarus on 19 January Joint collegiums of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been held every year since 2000. They represent an effective mechanism for synchronizing efforts of Belarus and Russia in the international arena, Maria Zakharova said.
11:55 PresidentLukashenko on Union State programs: Russia, Belarus are not ceding their sovereignty There has not been and cannot be any talk of Russia or Belarus giving up their sovereignty, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the meeting to discuss Belarus-Russia Union State integration programs on 12 January, BelTA has learned.
11:12 PresidentLukashenko reviews interim results, problems of Union State programs Belarus and Russia are set to implement 28 Union State programs that contain a total of about a thousand events. They were completed by almost 68% (671 out of 989 activities). As of the early 2023, seven programs have been fully implemented.
10:42 SocietyBrest's satellite town to offer preferences to resident companies of sci-tech parks Resident companies of sci-tech parks will be given preferences in Zhabinka, a satellite town of Brest, Chairman of the Zhabinka District Executive Committee Andrei Kuzmich told a BelTA correspondent.
10:03 SocietyBelarus starts snap combat readiness check at training center in Pechi “Today, by decision of the defense minister of Belarus, a snap inspection of combat readiness has begun at the 72nd Guards Joint Training Center that trains warrant officers and junior specialists for the Armed Forces,” the ministry informs.
09:42 PoliticsAmbassador: Belarus seeks closer interaction with Vietnam Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Vietnam Vladimir Borovikov took part in the New Year' s government reception for diplomats upon the invitation of Vietnam's Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính, BelTA learned from the Belarusian diplomatic mission.
09:12 PoliticsForeign ministers of Belarus, Hungary discuss cooperation over phone Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Aleinik had a telephone conversation with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó on 11 January.
09:00 EconomyRussian economist opines on impact of Western sanctions on Belarus In a new episode of the V Teme [On Point] project on BelTA's YouTube channel Director General of Cherepovets Foundry and Mechanical Plant, economist Vladimir Boglayev gave his take on how the Western sanctions benefited the Belarusian engineering industry.
17:58 PoliticsPakistan delegation in Belarus on a visit The sixth session of the Belarus-Pakistan commission on trade and economic cooperation will take place during the Pakistani delegation's visit to Minsk. Belarusian Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich is the co-chairman of the commission.
17:48 PartnersCities expect faster growth in year ahead Strong policy support, low comparison base spur optimism among governments
17:42 PartnersAccelerator pressed for recovery of the tourism sector China downgraded its COVID-19 prevention and control measures from Category A to Category B from Sunday, and scrapped the circuit breakers for international flights to ensure Chinese people can travel abroad.
17:35 PartnersAccelerator pressed for recovery of the tourism sector China downgraded its COVID-19 prevention and control measures from Category A to Category B from Sunday, and scrapped the circuit breakers for international flights to ensure Chinese people can travel abroad.
17:30 PartnersUnleashed travel will boost trade China's lifting of quarantine requirements for arrivals should be welcomed by its neighbors and trading partners. Travel and international trade certainly do not guarantee global peace and increasing prosperity, but they are both almost always huge and necessary steps toward achieving and sustaining those goals.
17:23 PartnersLocal govts issue vouchers to boost consumption As the Spring Festival approaches, many local governments have stepped up their efforts to boost consumption by issuing vouchers and launching a range of promotion activities, Securities Daily reported on Wednesday.