14:43 EconomyNumber of loss-making agricultural enterprises in Belarus decreases every year Aleksandr Subbotin said that all countries subsidize their farmers to a degree. It is one of the points countries willing to join the World Trade Organization hotly argue about. “We have loss-making enterprises but their number decreases every year,” he noted.
14:32 SocietyMatviyenko calls to join efforts to resist attempts to distort history It is important to resist attempts to distort history and to preserve the truth about the war together, Valentina Matviyenko, Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia, said during the plenary session of the 7th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia.
14:29 EconomyBelarusian companies seek permits to export pork to China The official said: “We very tightly work with Chinese partners. Food sales to China increased by 2.7 times in January-July to $134 million. It is not the limit. New enterprises are being certified. Dairy industry enterprises, enterprises that process poultry meat and beef have been vetted to export their products to China.”
14:15 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 latest: 74,320 patients recover A total of 78,260 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the country so far. Belarus has performed 1,841,704 tests.
14:03 PoliticsMatviyenko: All economic problems of Russia and Belarus are solvable All economic problems of Russia and Belarus are solvable, Valentina Matviyenko, Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia, said during the plenary session of the 7th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia.
14:01 PoliticsRussia vows to protect Union State in any circumstances The official said: “NATO continues building up its combat potential and stepping up its activities in Europe. NATO's military infrastructure is being deployed fast in the Baltic states. The main purpose of the expansion of the military activity is to dismantle the military union of Belarus and Russia.”
13:57 SocietyRapota: The Union State's future will depend on new technologies “The Union State needs to look to the future. We live in a rapidly changing world. The political balance of power is transforming. New technological waves are being developed. Today we are talking about the fifth technological revolution, 5G technologies, widespread digitalization, and artificial intelligence. Our future will depend on how effectively we, in the Union State, will react to these processes,” Grigory Rapota said.
13:31 SocietyMoscow, Minsk to lift mutual travel restrictions once COVID-19 situation stabilizes “We have resumed air traffic between Moscow and Minsk. We will continue removing restrictions in mutual trips once the epidemiological situation is back to normal,” Alexei Overchuk said.
13:27 EconomyRussian governor: It is important to remember common history, ancestors' great feats of arms The two bordering regions enjoy a long-standing friendship, Aleksandr Bogomaz noted. They share a common history and a common heritage.
13:25 EconomyBelarusian MTZ, Russia's Irkutsk Oblast sign cooperation agreement The document was signed when an Irkutsk Oblast delegation visited the company. Following the established tradition, the guests visited an exhibition of MTZ products and the company's museum first. Negotiations were held later on.
13:14 EconomyGovernor: Gomel Oblast will promote all-round cooperation with Russia's Bryansk Oblast The two regions have been actively developing close cooperation in trade, economy, science, humanitarian and cultural affairs since 1999 when they signed a cooperation agreement.
12:57 SocietyGolovchenko: Information attacks against Belarus and Russia are meant to erase memory of the Victory Roman Golovchenko said: “Ferocious information attacks are launched against Belarus and Russia. They want to force us, descendants of the heroic winners, to feel guilt, to almost offer excuses for the fathers and forefathers, who paid with their lives to secure peace for the mankind.”
12:42 PoliticsCall for stepping up Belarus-Russia cooperation in politics, economy In his opinion, it is also necessary to preserve the historical legacy, counteract information wars, improve work in the mass media space, advance and bolster economic cooperation on an equal footing.
12:30 SocietyPrime minister: Many are displeased by Belarus' self-dependence Roman Golovchenko said: “Many do not like Belarus' self-dependence. They've been trying to sway us for years by leveraging various color revolution methods. Belarus has encountered something more than simple pressure but attempts to undermine our society from within.”
12:20 PresidentLukashenko on cooperation with Russia: No serious progress without honoring our commitments Aleksandr Lukashenko spoke about various fields of cooperation between Belarus and Russia. These include science, trade and the economy, investment projects.