10:07 PoliticsMakei: CIS states are better able to respond to todays' challenges According to the foreign minister, by actively expanding multifaceted cooperation, the CIS countries are able to overcome crises related to the pandemic much faster and withstand other alarming challenges of today more effectively.
09:50 PoliticsMakei: Belarus plays an active role in integration projects Vladimir Makei noted that the second meeting of the CIS Foreign Ministers Council is taking place this year. The event is held in a face-to-face format. “This gives us an opportunity to thoroughly and confidentially exchange views on the most serious topics,” the minister said.
09:36 PoliticsCIS Foreign Ministers Council in session in Minsk The event is taking place in the President Hotel. The foreign ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States will hold a meeting in a narrow format and in an expanded format. They are expected to exchange views on topical issues of the international agenda and interaction in the CIS.
09:08 SocietyOver 2,100 trucks stranded at Belarus' border with EU Over 2,100 haulers were queuing in Belarus to cross the border with the European Union as of 6.00 on 14 October, BelTA learned from the website of the State Border Committee.
09:02 PresidentLukashenko sends Mother's Day greetings to Belarusians "We are proud of Belarusian women who, setting an example of responsible motherhood, successfully fulfill themselves in their profession and public initiatives. We admire mothers who raised true patriots. All of you are the pillar of our state and you will always be under its protection,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.
07:46 SocietyMother's Day in touching pictures of mothers with their children Belarus marks Mother's Day on 14 October. This is a wonderful occasion to extend words of gratitude and love to the most important person in your life. The holiday was established by a decree of the Belarusian president on 30 July 1996 and is timed to coincide with the religious feast day of the Holy Protection of the Mother of God.
19:30 SportSabalenka resumes training after virus isolation World No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus has resumed training after the quarantine following the positive coronavirus test.
19:18 EconomyPlans to open trading house to sell Belarus' building materials in Kazakhstan “The parties discussed the current state of cooperation in the construction sector, including the implementation of the Belarusian Quarter project in Kazakhstan,” the foreign ministry informed.
18:59 EconomyEAEU to discuss measures against COVID-19 consequences “The forum participants are set to discuss joint EAEU measures to overcome the negative effects of the pandemic, the development of priority, high-performance sectors of the economy, the promotion of joint research, and the role of digital and green technologies in economic development,” said Iya Malkina.
18:48 EconomyEnergy seen as basis for economy, business "Energy is the basis for the development of economy and business. Therefore, it must be efficient, modern and, therefore, environmentally friendly. It is obvious that the commissioning of the Belarusian NPP plays a key role in this process. The launch of the nuclear power plant will enable the economy to move to a new level, develop energy-intensive manufacturing sectors, while maintaining the environmental balance," Tatiana Bantsevich said.
18:40 SocietyBelarus' border service: Polish security officers fire shots to intimidate refugees Polish security officers fire shots to intimidate refugees, the State Border Committee of Belarus told BelTA.
18:25 EconomyMP: A huge number of international investors show interest in Belarus We see an interest among a huge number of international investors in Belarus, Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives Andrei Savinykh said during the roundtable to discuss Belarus' investment attractiveness and the possibilities of the Investor Roadmap online resource in the context of the efforts of the parliamentary working groups on cooperation with the parliaments of foreign states to promote investment.
18:14 PoliticsBelarus, Kyrgyzstan outline steps for further cooperation The foreign ministers discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation, topical items on the international agenda, and interaction in the integration associations, including taking into account Belarus' chairmanship in the CIS.
17:53 EconomyEEC: Eurasian Economic Union unaffected by energy crisis The global energy crisis has had no impact on the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states, official representative of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Iya Malkina told a briefing on 13 October.
17:38 PoliticsUN Resident Coordinator: All UN agencies and programs are focused on continuing work with Belarus “The United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator in Belarus is aware of reports and existing concerns of the Government of Belarus in connection with a legal aid programme benefiting certain vulnerable groups of persons. The UN is in communication with the Government of Belarus on this issue,” the statement reads.