13:55 EconomyVice premier: Belarus-Kyrgyzstan trade is on the rise “Belarus and Kyrgyzstan have noticeably intensified interaction. We ended 2022 with good indicators of mutual trade. Trade exceeded $160 million and increased by 65% compared to 2021. In 2023, the positive dynamics in mutual trade continue, including thanks to a significant increase in supplies from Kyrgyzstan. In H1 2023, we increased it by $19 million and expect to maintain the rate,” Anatoly Sivak said.
13:37 SocietyBelarus' draft National Security Concept to take into account major risks, threats “Initially, working on the draft version of the National Security Concept, we talked not only about the risks, challenges and threats that have already been identified and which we have faced over the past decades,” Aleksandr Rakhmanov said.
13:19 EconomyActivity of Kyrgyz private sector in Belarus increases The number of Belarusian companies taking part in exhibition events and fairs in Kyrgyzstan has increased. The activity of Kyrgyz businesses in Belarus has increased as well. It is noticeable not only because the lineup of delivered goods has expanded but also because the number of trips to Belarus has increased.
12:55 PresidentLukashenko backs Forestry Ministry's idea to promote proprietary trade platforms Aleksandr Kulik said: “The idea to create trade platforms under the Lesnoi Domik brand has been backed. The president examined the slides in detail and backed the idea. And he gave instructions to promote it so that we would go out and meet our customers.”
12:49 EconomyBelarus' lumber export reaches all-time high Before the sanctions, the EU countries were the main sales markets for Belarusian lumber accounting for 56% of the country's lumber export. After the lumber export to the EU was discontinued, the main consumers were China (52%, previously 37%), Azerbaijan (24%, previously 4%) and Russia (6%).
12:44 PoliticsBelarusian, Chinese foreign ministers discuss realization of key agreements Sergei Aleinik and Wang Yi talked at length about the schedule of contacts and the realization of key agreements reached during the Belarus president's visit to China in March 2023.
12:27 SocietyCSTO to conduct Combat Brotherhood drills in Belarus on 1-6 September The joint operational and strategic exercise Combat Brotherhood 2023 will be held on the territory of Belarus from 1 to 6 September, BelTA learned from the Defense Ministry of Belarus.
12:06 PartnersTürkiye's capital Ankara to host major tech event TEKNOFEST next week Türkiye's premier technology and aviation event TEKNOFEST's second edition this year is set to begin in the capital Ankara next week.
11:57 EconomyBelarus FM meets with Iranian counterpart The ministers discussed a number of issues related to the bilateral agenda, including the progress made in the implementation of the cooperation roadmap that was signed by the two heads of state.
11:45 PresidentLukashenko reviews performance of forestry industry The head of state recalled that when he appointed Aleksandr Kulik forestry minister a year ago, he told him about plans to take stock of the situation in the forestry industry. Back then the president said that a forestry minister should be an open, honest, principled person who could get this industry into shape.
11:05 PartnersExpansion would boost group's global status The world is desperately looking for avenues and options that can help to combat multiple and multifaceted challenges.
11:01 EconomyFlax pulling completed in Belarus As of 24 August, 92% of the area under grain and leguminous crops and over 88% of the area under rapeseed was cleared in Belarus. A total of 6,784,000 tonnes of grain, including rapeseed, was cropped.
10:34 SocietyParticipants of CSTO drills en route to Belarus Participants of the CSTO joint and special drills Interaction 2023, Search 2023, Echelon 2023 and Barrier 2023 are heading for the Republic of Belarus, Press Secretary of the CSTO Joint Staff Vladislav Shchegrikovich told BelTA.
10:34 PartnersBeijing set to promote key role of BRICS With a host of multilateral and bilateral agendas in the pipeline, President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to South Africa has given rise to expectations that Beijing will continue to lead the way in improving global governance, and that it will uphold true multilateralism and bolster solidarity with African nations.
10:15 PartnersXi: People want open, inclusive world President Xi Jinping warned on Tuesday of the danger of a new Cold War, and urged countries to strengthen solidarity and cooperation to cope with risks and challenges the world is facing.