18:37 SocietyBelarusian border service keeps reinforced patrols at southern border According to the source, the situation at the Belarusian border remains predictable and under control. At the same time external challenges to border security remain in place due to the militarization of the border areas in neighboring states of the European Union and Ukraine
17:55 SocietyCombat readiness test in progress in Belarusian army units A mechanized infantry unit of the Northwestern Operational Command was brought to readiness in order to carry out a combat training mission on 23 January.
17:02 EconomyBelarus’ export of timber, woodworking, paper products to Uzbekistan nearly doubles The cooperation in timber, woodworking, pulp and paper industries between Belarus and Uzbekistan is constantly expanding. In January-November 2023 Bellesbumprom’s export soared nearly two times compared to the previous year, the press service said.
16:36 EconomyBelarus-Uzbekistan exchange trade up 17 times in 2023 While only six Uzbek enterprises participated in exchange trading sessions in 2022, their number rose to 29 in 2023. The assortment of mutual trade expanded as well. Belarusian sugar is now exported to Uzbekistan in addition to lumber.
14:20 SocietyCEC chief explains where Belarusians living abroad will be able to vote at 2024 elections According to the chairman of the Central Election Commission, they will be able to vote at a designated polling station in Minsk when they come to Belarus.
13:48 SocietyBelarus’ CEC chief hands Lebedev certificate of number one international observer "We have invited the CIS election observation mission to monitor the elections of deputies on the single voting day. By tradition, we are giving you the certificate of the number one international observer," said Igor Karpenko.
13:37 SocietyCEC chief: Preparations for Belarus’ 2024 elections are proceeding as planned “To date, the Central Election Commission has received about 200 verbal appeals from individuals. As a rule, these appeals seek to clarify what kind of documents should be submitted at various stages of the election campaign, and how one or another norm of electoral legislation is applied,” said Igor Karpenko.
13:14 PresidentLukashenko approves decisions on border protection for 2024 In 2024, Belarus will prioritize measures to identify and prevent challenges and threats to the national interests of Belarus in the border area, will retain the visa waiver for citizens of Lithuania, Latvia and Poland, and further expand the engineering infrastructure of the border.
11:51 PresidentLukashenko calls for vigilance amid increased militarism in neighboring states The head of state noted that this meeting is traditional, it is held in the same format every year, but it is taking on new significance in view of the situation unfolding around Belarus.
11:31 SocietyOver 8,000 people visit BelTA’s photo exhibition Parallel Worlds at National Library The photo exhibition includes 17 posters - a collection of images from the agency's archive, reflecting two worlds: the world of the state - of creation and development, and the world of the opposition - of destruction and degradation.
11:13 SocietyBelarus' CEC invited to monitor Russian presidential election According to him, the CEC of Belarus was invited to monitor the presidential election in Russia. "There will be a three-day voting – on 15, 16 and 17 March. Now we are preparing the documents to submit to the CEC of Russia," he added.
10:56 SocietyCIS election observation mission starts working in Belarus “The CIS election observation mission has already started working. Our today’s meeting at the Central Election Commission marked the official start of the work of this mission,” Sergei Lebedev informed.
10:22 SocietyInternational observers invited to monitor Belarus’ 2024 elections “We have already accredited 58 international observers. Today the CIS mission has opened its headquarters that will be headed by CIS First Deputy Secretary General Leonid Vasilievich Anfimov,” said Igor Karpenko.
10:13 SocietyBelarus, Qatar discuss plans to reinvigorate trade, economic contacts Substantive negotiations were held with Minister of State and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Free Zones Authority of the State of Qatar Ahmad Al-Sayed, Assistant Governor (Supervision) at the Qatar Central Bank Hamad Ahmad Al-Mulla.