10:10 SocietyUnion State budget to designate almost RUB0.5bn for Brest Fortress projects. “Over the next three years, RUB496 million will be earmarked for 11 projects in the Brest Fortress memorial complex. This is the most important program for us, the program of our hearts,” Dmitry Mezentsev noted.
09:11 SocietyBelarus’ expert names most promising exhibition platforms abroad Belarusian exporters are interested in participating in exhibition events in the Middle East. “This is an oil and gas hub and a huge financial center. First of all, these are the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and other countries,” Andrei Shakhanovich remarked.
08:00 EconomyBelarus’ Energy Ministry: Demand for nuclear energy is growing worldwide According to IAEA forecasts, world nuclear capacity is expected to more than double to 890 GW(e) by 2050. Belarus has already built its own nuclear power plant with two power units, which operates at full capacity.
20:07 SocietyCouncil for Strategic Projects in favor of common 5G infrastructure in Belarus The proposal was passed at a session of the Council at premises of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Top-ranking government officials, executives, specialists of government agencies and domain-specific organizations took part in the session.
18:08 EconomyMinsk mayor visits MAZ’s new bus factory construction site The Minsk mayor was informed about progress of the work and future prospects of the company’s development. Vladimir Kukharev drew attention to the need to stay on schedule and resolve emerging issues promptly.
17:36 EconomyBelarusian ambassador negotiates with governor of Russia’s Kursk Oblast Dmitry Krutoi said: “Essentially Kursk Oblast set a new record high in relations with Belarus last year when trade turnover reached $400 million. It had never happened before. The growth was 93%. Today the governor and I had another look at these figures."
17:15 SocietyUnites States warned of consequences over seizure of Russian assets "This is a very provocative statement. It announces the possibility of illegal actions against our property, our assets. This cannot but have profound consequences," Dmitry Peskov commented on the recent Bloomberg article about the White House’s support for legislation aimed at confiscating Russian frozen assets.
17:07 SocietyJoint work of Belarus, Russia to set up common energy markets described as important "The Energy Ministries of Belarus and Russia are engaged in the important work which will result in the formation of the common energy market with the possibility of trading in electricity and ensuring proper integration in the gas sector," Dmitry Mezentsev noted.
17:03 EconomyNew car sales in Belarus exceed 3,400 in December 2023 The new car market keeps growing steadily. According to the BAA member companies, total sales of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in December 2023 reached 3,480 vehicles (3,057 in November).
16:43 PresidentLukashenko expresses condolences over death of People’s Artist of USSR Yuri Solomin "Yuri Mefodievich [Solomin] reached true professional heights. His multifaceted talent was embodied in many wonderful, truly stellar roles that conquered millions of hearts. We will always hold fond memories of Yuri Mefodievich in our hearts," the message said.
16:24 PoliticsDraft agenda of forthcoming session of Supreme State Council of Union State sketched out Dmitry Mezentsev reminded that a draft ordinance of the Supreme State Council on the main areas of implementation of the Union State Foundation Treaty through 2026 was adopted at a session of the Union State Council of Ministers in November 2023.
16:04 SocietyMezentsev: Moscow’s VDNKh starts new tradition of showcasing Belarusian regions "Today we are starting a new tradition of not only Belarusian-Russian cooperation but showcasing our shared history. Belarus Pavilion, which was set up at the famous VDNKh expo in Moscow decades ago, is launching presentations of all Belarusian regions," Dmitry Mezentsev stated.
15:46 EconomyBelarus named EAEU's only country with trade surplus with Russia "EAEU five states, Belarus, Armenia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, cooperate with each other very actively. And yet only Belarus has a trade surplus with the Russian Federation," Mikhail Myasnikovich said.
15:29 EconomyBelarus’ foreign trade surplus at $730.4m in January-November According to the central bank, in January-November 2023 Belarus had a deficit of the foreign trade in merchandise as large as $1.83 billion. In January-November 2023 merchandise import totaled $37.85 billion, with export at $36.02 billion.
14:55 PresidentKey takeaways from Lukashenko’s conference on amnesty, criminal prosecution Internal Affairs Minister Ivan Kubrakov and Chairman of the Supreme Court Valentin Sukalo presented their reports. “The head of state backed the approaches of the speakers to the main discussion items,” Natalya Eismont said.