18:51 EconomyBelarus, Azerbaijan sign documents on cooperation Belarus and Azerbaijan signed a number of documents on cooperation following the meeting of the intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation in Baku.
18:44 SocietyBrest State Technical University signs agreements with five Zimbabwean universities Brest State Technical University has signed cooperation agreements with five universities from Zimbabwe, BelTA has learned.
18:37 SocietyBelarus hosts over 160,000 visa-waiver travelers since 1 January 2023 Since 1 January 2023, Belarus has hosted 160,383 visa-waiver travelers from the neighboring countries of the European Union: 106,257 citizens of Lithuania, 30,974 citizens and 9,060 non-citizens of Latvia, and 14,092 Polish citizens.
18:32 Society1,000th liver transplant surgery performed in Minsk The surgery was done on 13 May and lasted several hours - from 7:00 to 14:30. The operation went as usual. The patient's condition is said to be satisfactory.
18:26 PoliticsRussia praises Belarus' defensive screen in response to NATO's growing potential The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed: “Western borders of the Union State of Belarus and Russia and the Collective Security Treaty Organization are well-protected, a defensive screen has been created against NATO's collective forces, which potential in neighboring countries is on the rise.”
18:18 EconomyProspects for Belarus' cooperation with Azerbaijan outlined Belarus' Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko outlined the prospects for bilateral cooperation during a meeting of the Belarus-Azerbaijan intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation in Baku.
18:11 PresidentLukashenko about air defense: Situation is not critical but there are factors that raise concerns Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “No need for lengthy reports. Let's look at what is happening around our country, primarily in the air. We very often discuss matters of security of our state, particularly in air space. As I can see, we don't have a critical situation now. Nevertheless, there are factors that raise concerns.”
17:52 PoliticsBelarusian FM arrives in Russia on official visit The Belarusian foreign minister is scheduled to meet with Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko and Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.
17:51 EconomyBelarus among five largest trading partners of Russia Belarus is consistently among the five biggest trading partners of Russia and it ranks first among the CIS nations. In 2022, the two countries posted a record high bilateral trade of $43.4 billion ($45.7 billion according to Belarusian statistics).
17:49 PoliticsAleinik, Lavrov to discuss Belarus-Russia cooperation, international agenda Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Aleinik will pay an official visit to Moscow on 15-17 May at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, BelTA learned from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
17:20 EconomyMinsk Oblast signs cooperation agreement with Vladimir Oblast of Russia The Minsk Oblast Executive Committee signed a cooperation agreement with the government of Russia's Vladimir Oblast.
17:09 PresidentLukashenko to hear out report on air defense organization The head of state is now visiting the central command post of the Air Force and Air Defense Command.
16:51 PoliticsRussian MFA: Belarus-Russia relations can serve as a model of interstate cooperation Relations between Belarus and Russia can set the pattern for interstate relations, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in connection with the official visit to Russia of Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Aleinik on 15-17 May, BelTA informs.
16:51 SocietyCSTO chief to attend MILEX 2023 arms expo in Minsk Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Imangali Tasmagambetov will attend the opening ceremony of the 11th edition of the international arms and defense technology expo MILEX 2023 in Minsk on 17-20 May.
16:38 SocietyCSTO PA urged to be more proactive in model lawmaking The MP stressed that the CSTO is the only organization in the post-Soviet space that considers defense and security issues as the single and indivisible category.