17:55 PoliticsHead of UN Office at Geneva lauds Belarus' contribution to regional, global security On 20 April, during a visit to Switzerland, Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei met with UN Under-Secretary-General, Director General of the UN Office at Geneva Tatiana Valovaya.
17:43 SportBRU student to represent Belarus at world, European armwrestling championships More than 120 athletes from all regions of the country took part in the Belarusian junior armwrestling championship at the sports and recreation center in Nesvizh on 10 April.
17:28 EconomyWTO Weeks in Belarus 2021 to kick off on 21 April The information campaign WTO Weeks in Belarus 2021 will be launched on 21 April. A series of roundtables with representatives of business communities to discuss Belarus' accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) will be held in all regions of the country within the framework of the campaign.
17:22 EconomyBelneftekhim expects sanctions to affect workers, their families more than enterprises Belneftekhim said: “This unfriendly step on the part of the U.S. administration is absolutely unjustified, unreasonable, and has no chance of success. Unfortunately, we are forced to state that the sanctions will affect worker collectives, common workers, and their families more than they will affect enterprises."
17:12 EconomyGeneva confirms readiness to assist Belarus' WTO accession Vladimir Makei confirmed Belarus' strong determination to continue the work on completing the negotiations on the accession to the WTO. He spoke about the work carried out by the government of Belarus in this direction and the current state of the negotiation process with the key member countries of the World Trade Organization.
17:08 EconomyBelarus' efforts as UNECE chairman in 2019-2021 get thumbs up "The executive secretary praised Belarus' efforts as the UNECE chairman in 2019-2021 to strengthen the commission's capacity, improve the efficiency and practical impact of its work," the press service noted.
16:43 PoliticsBelarusian MPs strongly condemn coup attempts For several decades, a number of states have interfered in the internal affairs of other countries, under the pretext of what they called protection of freedoms and democratic values, the statement reads.
16:25 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 latest: 888 new cases, 742 recoveries The nationwide coronavirus tally now stands at 345,998 cases. A total of 336,227 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered in Belarus.
16:06 EconomyRestrictions against Belarusian enterprises seen as anticompetitive move “The introduction of restrictions is one of the tools to remove Belarusian producers from international markets. From the markets where Belarusian products have earned a reputation thanks to their quality,” the official stressed.
15:52 EconomyFreight traffic across Grodno Oblast rail border checkpoints up 30% in Q1 2021 In Q1 2021, freight traffic across rail border checkpoints of the Grodno Regional Customs surged by 30% year-on-year, BelTA learned from the customs.
15:31 SocietyBelarusian State Technological University joins Technical Universities Association The Technical Universities Association was established in 1993 on the initiative of the leading technical universities of Russia on the basis of the technical universities section of the Eurasian Universities Association.
14:50 PoliticsBelarusian Foreign Ministry responds to USA's decision to resume anti-Belarusian sanctions The statement reads: “We regret the decision of the American side to resume sanctions against [the Belarusian state petrochemical concern] Belneftekhim and its constituent enterprises."
14:41 EconomyUNECE hailed as unique platform for regional cooperation from Vancouver to Vladivostok The UNECE's historic mandate to promote economic integration, trade and economic ties is more important than ever, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said as he spoke at the high-level segment of the 69th session of the UNECE in Geneva.
14:37 PoliticsFM: Belarus supports UNECE's initiative of sustainable use of natural resources “We pass on to the Secretariat of the Commission the Belarusian voluntary commitments to develop the circular economy,” the minister added.
14:25 SocietyRepresentative of Russia's WorldSkills team undergoing training in Belarus The members of the Russian national team are undergoing training as part the preparations for the EuroSkills competitions, which are due in Austria this year.