16:45 SocietySenator: Belarus' sovereignty and its national interests are our unshakeable priority Natalya Kochanova said: "Events of 2020 once again demonstrated how fragile peace and order are. But by uniting around our leader, the president, we've managed to overcome threats of the color revolution. We've prevented a destabilization of state institutions and a downfall of the economy."
16:19 PoliticsAmbassador: Belarus will continue developing economic ties with Afghanistan According to the diplomat, last year Belarus' trade with Afghanistan was considerably bigger than, for instance, with Pakistan. This year the volume of trade should reach $220 million. “Despite the internal political upheavals and civil war, the country lives,” the ambassador said.
16:10 PoliticsMakei urges CSTO, NATO to develop common stance on Afghanistan “Our proposals are on the table at the NATO Secretariat. It is clear that such a big organization that seeks to play a leading role in defense matters in the whole world (not only in Europe) does not want to recognize such a ‘small organization' as the CSTO,” Vladimir Makei noted.
15:53 SocietyBelarus exports over 4,300m3 of lumber to UK “If we talk about export in general, the potential has remained almost the same, but now we are moving towards the expansion of the number of countries where we export our products. We mainly export lumber products, pellets, and also debarked wood in small quantities,” the first deputy minister said.
15:39 PoliticsBelarus hopes for Afghanistan's peaceful development, cooperation with other countries The Collective Security Treaty Organization member states agreed to work out a common stance on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the CSTO summit going on in Dushanbe, Tajikistan these days.
15:34 PoliticsMakei: Some Western countries trample on international law "International law that was supposed to help maintain peace and stability on the planet is substituted by some ‘rules' that are being invented on the initiative of some of our Western partners. We strongly reject it,” Vladimir Makei said.
15:31 PoliticsFM: Western partners create artificial problems for Belarus Ahead of the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan played host to a joint session of the Foreign Ministers Council, Defense Ministers Council and the Committee of the Security Council Secretaries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
15:20 SocietyBelarusian border sign damaged by buckshot fire from Ukrainian side The incident took place on 11 September. A border patrol of the border guard station Svaryn examined a border sign and detected damage to the border pole and the state emblem in the form of holes caused by possibly shooting buckshot from a hunting rifle.
15:14 SocietyLithuanian border fence keeps killing animals A moose became another victim of the concertina wire within the Dotyshki outpost of the Lida border guard unit.
15:03 PresidentLukashenko arrives in Dushanbe The capital of Tajikistan is set to host a session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and a meeting of the Heads of State Council of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on 15-17 September.
14:50 EconomyForest reserves expand by 95,000ha in Belarus over 5 years Over the past five years the forest reserves in Belarus increased by 95,000 hectares, First Deputy Forestry Minister Valentin Shatravko told reporters at a press conference on 15 September.
14:36 EconomyBelarusian Cement Plant's cement export 53.7% up in January-July According to the source, Belarusian Cement Plant is one of the enterprises run by the holding company. In January-July 2021 Belarusian Cement Plant increased cement output by 4.6% in comparison with January-July 2020, with lime output up by 7.9% and chalk output up by 9.5%.
14:17 PoliticsRussian deputy defense minister about Zapad 2021 exercise: We can knock sense into any enemy The press service of the Russian Defense Ministry quoted Yunus-Bek Yevkurov as saying: “The Zapad 2021 has demonstrated that we can promptly create powerful combined-arms groups, plan combat actions in any direction, stop any aggression, and resolutely knock sense into any enemy.”
13:39 EconomyBelarus deputy PM participates in session of Council of Eurasian Economic Commission The agenda included 32 items concerning fuel and energy complex, manufacturing cooperation, manufacturing of agricultural products, customs and tariff regulations, technical regulations, the use of navigation seals, trade cooperation and international cooperation, and other matters.
13:33 PoliticsBelarus FM points to aggravation of crisis in international relations Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei took part in a joint meeting of the Foreign Ministers Council, Defense Ministers Council and the Committee of Security Council Secretaries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 15 September.