18:14 EconomyBelarus' GDP at Br63.5bn in January-April 2023 The first estimate of the country's GDP in January-April 2023 has been completed. In current prices the GDP amounted to Br63.5 billion, or 99.4% of the GDP in against January-April 2022 in comparable prices.
17:57 SocietyGolovchenko visits MILEX 2023 arms expo Roman Golovchenko also closely studied the exhibits on the Chinese stand. First of all, he examined the unmanned aerial vehicles made by the People's Republic of China. The prime minister expressed interest in the samples of air defense systems on display.
17:36 PoliticsAndreichenko: Kazakhstan remains a reliable partner for Belarus Kazakhstan has always been and remains a reliable partner for Belarus, Chairman of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Belarusian parliament, Vladimir Andreichenko said as he met with Chairman of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerlan Koshanov.
17:26 SocietyBelarusian defense industry now adapted to Western sanctions Dmitry Pantus said: “The defense industries of Belarus and Russia have been under sanctions all the time. These sanctions grew stronger year after year and peaked in 2022. There was a lot of blocking and things became rather complicated at some point. But now the defense industry has adapted itself to the situation.”
17:06 In PicturesMost interesting samples of Belarusian military hardware on display at MILEX 2023 The 11th international arms and defense technology expo MILEX 2023 opened in Minsk on 17 May. In addition to displaying defense and security products the forum traditionally serves as a venue for stepping up Belarus' military cooperation with other countries.
16:57 PoliticsBelarus, Russia reject destructive ideologies instilled by the West Belarus and Russia do not accept the destructive ideologies the West is trying to implant and they reject attempts to glorify Nazism, reads the statement on the common foreign policy priorities of Russia and Belarus signed by Foreign Ministers Sergei Aleinik and Sergey Lavrov following the talks in Moscow on 17 May.
16:56 SocietyBelarus, Zimbabwe intend to step up military cooperation Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin met with Zimbabwean Minister of Defense and War Veterans Affairs Oppah Muchinguri- Kashiri on the sidelines of the international arms and defense technology expo MILEX 2023 in Minsk
16:45 PoliticsBelarus, Russia reaffirm commitment to NPT Belarus and Russia reaffirm their commitment to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, reads the statement on the common foreign policy priorities of Russia and Belarus.
16:23 PoliticsUSA, NATO urged to reconsider their destructive policy of escalating tension The United States and NATO should reconsider their destructive policy of escalating tension and show their readiness to reckon with the fundamental interests of Belarus and Russia, reads the statement on the common foreign policy priorities of Russia and Belarus.
16:20 SocietyOver 5,500 units of equipment, weapons shipped to Belarusian army in 2022 Viktor Khrenin said: “Parameters of many products of the Belarusian defense industry are on par with well-known world analogs. They are ahead of them in a number of areas. Most of the products on display at the expo are already in service with the Belarusian army. A number of them are going through trials.”
16:16 PoliticsBelarus, Russia concerned over West's attempts to subordinate UN to its interests The document states that Belarus and Russia actively cooperate coordinating their actions and supporting each other in international organizations in order to ensure each other's interests.
16:00 PoliticsBelarus, Russia support comprehensive cooperation with CSTO, EAEU, CIS “Our countries will continue joint efforts to increase cooperation within the CIS and enhance its role in the international arena. Particular attention should be paid to trade and economic cooperation, ensuring security, creating conditions for technological progress, and expanding cultural and humanitarian ties,” the statement of the foreign ministers of Belarus and Russia reads.
15:52 PoliticsMinsk, Moscow jointly oppose attempts to interfere in their internal affairs “Minsk and Moscow are working together to eliminate external threats to our common security that are coming from unfriendly states; we are resisting political and illegal sanctions, as well as attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of our countries,” the document emphasizes.
15:44 PoliticsLavrov: NATO's reckless expansion undermines prospect of European security dialogue NATO's reckless expansion not only to the east, but also to the north and other geographical directions undermines the very prospect of further normal dialogue about European security, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
15:31 PoliticsSCO viewed as key part of new multi-polar world order “Belarus and Russia are strengthening cooperation on the platform of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which has become an important factor in the emerging multi-polar world order and makes a significant contribution to security and stability in the region. We support the early accession of Belarus to the SCO,” the document says.