19 January 2022
Belarus' exports of agricultural products hit record high in 2021, Belarus' First Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo told the media on 19 January, BelTA has learned.
“Last year Belarus' agricultural export amounted to a record high of nearly $6.5 billion, up almost $700 million if compared with 2020,” Igor Brylo said.
According to him, export increased by 12% to the CIS countries (including Russia) and by 42% to non-CIS countries.
In 2020, export amounted to $5.8...
11 January 2022
More than 4,000 proposals on the amendments and additions to Belarus' Constitution have been received from the population, Head of the Belarus President Administration Igor Sergeyenko told the media during a meeting to discuss the draft Constitution at Belarusian State Medical University on 11 January, BelTA has learned.
“We can see an active interest in the Constitution amendments and additions. Different categories of citizens both in rural and urban areas demonstrate this...
29 December 2021
Belarus and Russia need to build a common economic space the first thing in order to develop integration, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said in an interview with the International Television and Radio Company Mir, BelTA has learned.
According to Roman Golovchenko, the governments of Belarus and Russia have gradually come to an understanding that simple cooperation in economic relations between the countries is not enough, especially under the complex geopolitical situation,...
28 December 2021
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has arrived in Russia on a working visit, BelTA has learned.
The Belarusian president will take part in the informal meeting of the CIS heads of state in Saint Petersburg on 28 December. The CIS leaders will review the results of Belarus' chairmanship in the CIS in 2021, share opinions on pending issues, discuss further plans to raise the efficiency of cooperation, social and economic development of the CIS countries. The forthcoming meeting will...
23 December 2021
Belarus has produced a pilot series of Sputnik V and Sputnik Light full-cycle vaccines, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry.
“Belmedpreparaty company has completed an important stage of a joint Belarusian-Russian project - full-cycle production of Sputnik V vaccine. On 22 December the Belarusian enterprise produced the first validation series of Sputnik V and Sputnik Light,” said the press service.
This batch is scheduled to be sent to the Gamaleya Institute in...
22 December 2021
Another plane carrying the vaccine against COVID-19 took off from Beijing to Belarus on 22 December, BelTA learned from the Belarusian diplomatic mission in China.
"Another batch of COVID-19 vaccine produced by Vero Cell Corporation is on its way to Belarus," the embassy said. "The cargo includes 1.1 million doses of the vaccine purchased by Belarus."
The cargo is delivered by an aircraft of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus.
The Vero Cell vaccine has already established...
21 December 2021
The Healthcare Ministry of Belarus has allowed the vaccination of children against COVID-19, BelTA informs citing the press service of the Healthcare Ministry.
Belarus will expand its COVID-19 vaccination program to include children aged 12-17. Parents or legal representatives of children should sign an informed consent for vaccination.
Healthy children aged 12-17 will have to wait six months after a coronavirus infection before having a COVID jab.
Belarus will offer China's...
16 December 2021
The Belarusian government has approved a national action plan to promote a green economy in 2021-2025. The plan was formalized by the Council of Ministers' Resolution No. 710 as of 10 December 2021, BelTA informs citing the National Legal Internet Portal.
“Over the past three decades, a green economy has not only taken center stage on the global agenda, but also acts as a strong driver of economic growth, contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Most...
13 December 2021
More than 3.896 million people in Belarus have got the first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, of them over 3.110 million have been fully vaccinated, BelTA learned from the press service of the Healthcare Ministry.
The regional breakdown of people who got the second shot is as follows: Brest Oblast (over 398,700), Vitebsk Oblast (over 327,600), Gomel Oblast (over 538,300), Grodno Oblast (over 369,200), Mogilev Oblast (over 391,000), Minsk Oblast (over 396,100), and the city of Minsk (over...
7 December 2021
In January-October 2021 Belarus' export of food products and agricultural raw materials rose by 14.1% and totaled about $5.4 billion, BelTA learned from the Telegram channel of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.
"Belarus supplied food to 106 countries in January-October. Export to the CIS countries, including the Russian Federation, increased by 10.4%, to Asia and Oceania - by 33.4%, the EU - by 41.4%, the Americas and the Caribbean - by 56.5%, Africa - by 9.7%. Belarus'...