18:50 PresidentLukashenko signs Security Council’s resolution to approve draft strategic documents The draft military doctrine, which was approved by a resolution of the Security Council, reflects the key changes in the military-political situation in the world and in the region, Belarus’ military policy framework, national views on international peace and stability, ways of ensuring the military security of Belarus and its armed defense.
18:39 PresidentLukashenko signs decree to recruit conscripts in February-May 2024 The decree provides for the call up to active duty military service and service in the reserve force of male citizens of the Republic of Belarus who are 18 years old by the day of conscription and who are not entitled to or have forfeited the right to deferment from conscription.
18:30 SocietyBelarus’ export of transportation services on the rise Belarus has increased the export of transport services to Brazil, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Egypt, China and Indonesia in 2023, Belarusian Minister of Transport and Communications Aleksei Lyakhnovich said during a meeting to the review the industry's performance in 2023 on 11 February.
18:00 SocietyBelarus hosts over 26,000 visa-waiver tourists since 1 January 2024 Since 1 January 2024, 26,228 foreign nationals have visited Belarus without visas, BelTA has learned from the State Border Committee.
17:42 SocietyBelarus’ architecture ministry shares plans to build facilities in Russia First Deputy Architecture and Construction Minister of Belarus Oleg Shvets told reporters about plans to build facilities in Russia following the ministry’s board meeting to review the construction industry’s performance in 2023, BelTA has learned.
17:36 SocietyTicket sales for 2024 Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk to open on 16 February Ticket sales for the Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk festival of arts will open on 16 February, BelTA learned this from the Vitebsk Cultural Center.
17:27 SocietyNematov to head CIS observation mission for Russian presidential election The CIS observation mission for the Russian presidential election will be led by CIS Deputy Secretary General Ilkhom Nematov. His candidacy was agreed upon by the CIS Council of Permanent Plenipotentiary Representatives, the press service of the CIS Executive Committee told BelTA.
17:05 EconomyBelarus’ export of construction, engineering services at $717m in 2023 Belarus exported construction, engineering and architectural services worth $717 million in 2023, BelTA learned from the press service of the Architecture and Construction Ministry of Belarus.
16:29 EconomyShare of construction in Belarus' GDP at 5.1% in 2023 The construction industry contributed 5.1% to Belarus' GDP in 2023, Belarusian Architecture and Construction Minister Ruslan Parkhamovich said at the ministry’s board meeting to review the industry’s performance in 2023.
16:04 Sport2024 European Wrestling Championships kick off in Romania The event will feature over 500 athletes from 38 countries. Team Belarus comprises 28 wrestlers.
15:41 EconomyAmbassador: Belarus may join Russia's nuclear icebreaker fleet program The interviewermentioned Russia’s program to build its nuclear fleet, icebreakers in particular, to ensure uninterrupted cargo transportation along the Northern Sea Route (NSR). Ambassador Dmitry Krutoi was asked whether Belarus has the necessary competencies to join such large-scale projects.
15:27 EconomyChina-Belarus Industrial Park Great Stone, Russia’s Bashkortostan sign cooperation plan The administration of the China-Belarus Industrial Park Great Stone and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Bashkortostan of Russia have signed an action plan for 2024-2025 to implement a memorandum of cooperation.
15:05 EconomyKyrgyzstan looks to adopt Belarus’ exchange trade practices The Antimonopoly Regulation Service under the Ministry of Economy and Commerce of Kyrgyzstan shows interest in Belarus’ experience in developing the exchange commodity market. The delegation from Kyrgyzstan paid a visit to the central office of the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) as part of an official visit to Belarus.
14:48 EconomyBelarusian Belenergo, Russia’s Bashkortostan discuss prospects for cooperation in energy The Belarusian national energy company Belenergo hosted a delegation of the Bashkir Generation Company headed by Chairman of the Board - Director General Sergei Gurin, Chairman of the Bashkir Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs on 9 February. The visit took place within the framework of the International Business Forum Belarus - Bashkortostan.
14:31 EconomyRussia ranks first in amount of transactions on Belarusian commodity exchange In 2023 Russian traders concluded more than 7,500 exchange transactions worth about $300 million. “This is up by 63% year-on-year. Imports of Russian goods increased by 11%, up to $165 million, while exports of Belarusian goods - by almost 5 times, up to $131 million,” he said.