11:17 PresidentLukashenko accuses West of using sanctions to further eoonomic interests “The collective West is putting pressure on sovereign states by means of restrictions, asymmetrical actions and hybrid influence. All this is happening under the banner of fighting for someone's rights. But we are fully aware that their true motive is to push for their economic and other interests,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted.
10:45 PresidentLukashenko: Rivalry of the West and China can disrupt international relations “The toughening competition between the West and China is contributing to the demolition of the system of international relations. To increase its influence in Asia, the European Union has put forward the initiative “A Globally Connected Europe”, a rival to China's Belt and Road Initiative,” the head of state said.
10:32 PresidentLukashenko: Worsening situation at CSTO western borders is alarming This year, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization conducted a series of drills in the Baltics and Ukraine. Over the last five years alone, their number more than doubled to reach 90 large-scale exercises a year, while the number of troops involved rose from 60,000 to 110,000 military.
10:04 PresidentLukashenko: Global tensions may result in violence “Unfortunately, we have to admit that this year the situation around the world has not got better. As before, the principles and norms of international law are grossly disregarded. The boundaries of regional instability are expanding. Global tensions may push some parties to use violence in order to resolve conflicts,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.
09:43 PresidentDushanbe meeting of Lukashenko, Rahmon lasts over two hours The heads of state discussed in detail the bilateral agenda and welcomed positive trends in bilateral cooperation. According to them, it is necessary to maintain momentum and move on in the spirit of the strategic partnership agreement signed earlier.
09:05 PresidentLukashenko taking part in CSTO summit Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is taking part in the session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. The agenda of the talks features only one topic, but the heads of state need to discuss a wide range of issues related to international and regional security and to take stock of the CSTO activities in the inter-session period.
20:05 PresidentGovernment program to guide Belarus' innovative development in 2021-2025 adopted The program was worked out taking into account the experience of realization of a similar program in 2016-2020. That program resulted in the commissioning of 74 new manufacturing enterprises, with the output of innovative products close to Br6 billion, the share of innovating industrial organizations exceeding 26%.
19:58 EconomyPlans to commission three wood pellet plants in Belarus by year end The official said: “Our enterprises do not make only sawn timber. We've been recently exploring such business avenues as the drying of sawn timber and wood pellet production. Seven wood pellet plants were commissioned last year."
19:41 SocietyPrime minister promises state support to Belarusian libraries Roman Golovchenko said: “No doubt the state will continue providing all-round support to the development of library business, will facilitate the growth of library collections, including by buying unique books of great historical and cultural value for our nation.”
19:30 SocietyLithuanian, OSCE observers watch Belarusian-Russian army exercise Zapad 2021 The military observers will be informed about the concept of the exercise, tasks and stages of the exercise and will have an opportunity to go to the military training area Obuz-Lesnovsky and watch practical actions of the troops.
18:19 EconomyBelarus' Mogilevliftmash celebrates production milestone ahead of foundation anniversary In the run-up to its 55th anniversary, Mogilevliftmash elevator producer has rolled out its 375,000th elevator that will be mounted in Russia's Perm in October this year, Anton Belsky, Deputy Director General for Commercial Affairs of the company.
17:43 PartnersBulgaria begins new school year amid severe pandemic Despite the severe COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria, all the 2,357 schools across the country opened their classrooms for the new school year.
17:41 PresidentLukashenko amazed by Tajikistan's presidential palace The halls of the palace boast beautiful hand carved wooden decor in the national theme. The decorations used such types of wood as pine, oak, beech. The decoration project took less than a year to implement. Aleksandr Lukashenko spoke highly of the skillful work of Tajikistan artisans.
17:16 PresidentLukashenko meets with Rahmon in Dushanbe The meeting of the two heads of state took place shortly after Aleksandr Lukashenko's arrival in Dushanbe. The two leaders discussed bilateral cooperation, the military and political situation in the region and the forthcoming summits of the CSTO and the SCO in the capital of Tajikistan.
16:58 PoliticsDiplomat: Belarus' projects in Tajikistan make economic sense The diplomat noted that Belarus-Tajikistan cooperation is developing irrespective of the political situation and is mutually beneficial. “We have no political projects here. Everything we do here is not just justified, but produces results,” Oleg Ivanov said.