15:20 SportIryna Zhuk improves national record in Pole Vault The Belarusian cleared 4.67m at the first attempt. The previous national record, which she set as well, was one centimeter lower.
14:54 SocietyBelarus' COVID-19 update: 1,191 new cases, 1,413 recoveries All in all, Belarus performed 4,841,780 tests, including 17,169 tests in the past 24 hours.
14:29 SocietyOpinion: Information war against our country is not over yet The official said: “The information war – and it is exactly a war – that has been launched against our country is not over yet. The Information Ministry has managed to do its job as a whole. Our mass media have recovered from the situation decently and continue stoutly defending state interests and priorities."
14:00 SocietyMoving to Vienna: Apartments in the new Minsk World house from Br2,600 per m2 Vienna has repeatedly been recognized as the world's most comfortable city by several authoritative rankings.
13:46 PresidentBelarus-Kuwait cooperation increasingly vibrant The head of state praised the comprehensive development of bilateral cooperation. “Another illustration was the signing of a loan agreement with the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development in January 2021 to finance the construction of a cancer center in Grodno,” the message of greetings reads.
13:42 PoliticsCSTO Joint Staff chief concerned about military buildup in Western countries Anatoly Sidorov stated that the military and political situation in the Collective Security Treaty Organization's responsibility area had been complicated and contradictory.
13:17 SocietyBelarus' security, defense, law enforcement ready for any changes of foreign, domestic situation The state of affairs in the government agencies in charge of ensuring national security and prospects of development of these agencies were covered by Aleksandr Volfovich's report to Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko among other things.
12:47 SocietyPlans to expand Belarus' Security Council membership Aleksandr Volfovich noted that the experience of operation of similar agencies in other countries in the post-Soviet space had been examined, including the work of similar agencies in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan.
12:32 EconomyBelarus' trade surplus at $1.9bn in 2020 The introduction of severe restrictive measures by most partner countries in connection with the pandemic, the departure from the usual format of dialogue, the widespread strengthening of protectionism have led to a decrease in economic activity on a global scale.
12:18 PresidentLukashenko: External forces are trying to wreak havoc in Belarus One of the issues raised by the president at the meeting was maintaining stability and security in Belarus throughout this turbulent year. “We have never made any secret of it. I have been saying it all the time. It will be a very challenging year,” he said.
11:59 PoliticsPromotion of economic interests seen as priority for Belarus' MFA Promotion of economic interests is the most important priority and the performance criterion for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said.
11:56 PoliticsChina described as Belarus' most important non-CIS partner Belarus also expanded its cooperation in politics, trade and economy with other traditional and new prospective partners in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
11:36 Politics2020 described as challenging year for Belarus' consular service The minister stressed that thanks to the coordinated assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, foreign institutions and the Belavia airline, more than 8,000 Belarusians were able to return home at the height of the coronavirus crisis from March to June 2020.
11:35 PoliticsFM: Defending sovereignty was Belarus' foreign policy priority in 2020 “In the turbulent year of 2020, Belarus invested tremendous efforts in defending and strengthening its sovereignty on the international arena, in preventing Belarus from becoming a bargaining chip on the geopolitical chessboard, if we put it using the words of a famous American political analyst,” Vladimir Makei said.
11:13 PoliticsBelarus' cooperation with Russia in 2020 described as comprehensive "Strategic cooperation with the Russian Federation, which provided the most significant support to Belarus in the post-election period, continued to be comprehensive and multifaceted," the minister noted.