11:33 SocietyBelarusian manufacturing sector, agriculture post good growth in January 2024 "We already have data for January 2024. The gross domestic product was up by 2.8%. Good growth has been posted by the manufacturing sector of 5.4% and agriculture - 4.3%," Roman Golovchenko said.
11:18 SocietyCentral Election Commissions of Belarus, Uzbekistan to sign protocol on cooperation The Central Election Commissions of Belarus and Uzbekistan will sign a protocol on cooperation, Chairman of the Belarusian Central Election Commission Igor Karpenko told reporters.
11:04 EconomyCooperation between Belarus, Russia in gas sector discussed in Moscow Cooperation between Belarus and Russia in the gas sector was discussed at a meeting between State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia Dmitry Mezentsev and Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom Alexey Miller in Moscow on 20 February.
10:37 EconomyBelarus, Russia’s Tyumen Oblast discuss technological sovereignty, import substitution The Belarusian state-run petrochemical concern Belneftekhim hosted a business delegation of south-western Siberia on 20 February.
10:16 EconomyBelarusian Bellegprom’s export to China up 60% in 2023 The performance of the Bellegprom enterprises in 2023 and the tasks to meet the social and economic development forecast for 2024 were considered at the meeting of the Bellegrom Board, attended by Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Parkhomchik.
09:56 PoliticsBelarus calls on UNHRC to refrain from biased assessment of religious situation The statement published on 20 February by a number of special procedures of the UN Human Rights Council expresses concern about the amendments to the Belarusian legislation on freedom of conscience and activities of religious organizations.
09:36 PresidentLukashenko off to Russia’s Kazan on visit At the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Belarusian head of state will attend the opening ceremony of the international hi-tech tournament Games of the Future 2024 in Kazan.
09:29 SocietyExtremism, terrorism seen as most dangerous problems in Belarus Extremism and terrorism in all forms have become one of the most dangerous problems and have become a real threat to national security, Belarusian Minister of Internal Affairs Ivan Kubrakov said at a large meeting convened by President Aleksandr Lukashenko with the senior staff of the national security agencies in Minsk on 20 February.
09:00 SocietyBelarus’ parliamentary elections: Early voting turnout reaches 5.94% An estimated 5.94% of voters turned out on the first day of early voting ahead of the 25 February parliamentary elections in Belarus.
20:00 SocietyFinalists of Belarusian Fashion Mill featured at Collection Premier Moscow CPM - Collection Premier Moscow brings together well-known Russian and foreign brands, leading market experts and talented young designers. The exhibition presents a collective stand featuring the works by students of the Vitebsk State Technological University, the Fashion Mill finalists.
19:15 SocietyBelarusian Amkodor, Russian Tyumen Oblast discuss cooperation The delegation of Tyumen Oblast of the Russian Federation headed by Deputy Governor Vladimir Cheymetov visited Amkodor. The delegation toured the permanent exhibition of Amkodor vehicles and machines and held negotiations.
18:35 SocietyExperts discuss youth volunteer movement in CIS The second meeting of the working group on the youth volunteer movement in the CIS was held online on 19 February.
18:00 SocietyOver 6.9m people on voting lists for Belarus’ 2024 elections “Early voting has begun today. It will be running from 12:00 to 19:00 from 20 February through 24 February. Early voting is not new for Belarus and a number of other countries. Tonight we will get the first preliminary results on voter turnout,” said Igor Karpenko.
17:40 SocietyKGB chief: Global tensions directly affect Belarus’ security The KGB chief drew attention to “the increasing geopolitical tensions in the world that directly affect the security of our state.”
17:15 PresidentLukashenko comments on hoaxes about coronavirus vaccines “I was not vaccinated at all. I chose not to get a vaccine, and you know my position on this pandemic. Nevertheless, such a falsehood was published. It referred to some leaked conversations of some doctors discussing where to hide the vaccine,” noted Aleksandr Lukashenko.