The production activity is declining, the commodity markets and services sector are facing serious problems, and cooperative ties between countries have been disrupted.
The Parliament ratified the visa facilitation agreements and readmission with the EU. These issues were considered by deputies of the House of Representatives, and international treaties were supported by senators.
Speaker of the House of representatives Vladimir Andreichenko stated that today at the opening of the second session of the 7th convocation.
A statement to this effect was made today by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in an interview with the Mir TV and Radio Company.
There are at least four dozen draft laws in the parliamentary portfolio. Many of them are ready for consideration. The agenda of the meeting of the House of Representatives includes an agreement between Belarus and the European Union on visa facilitation, a treaty with Moldova on social security and an agreement on forming a common power market in the Eurasian Economic Union.
The parliamentarians will help Belarusians to get rid of obsessive advertising in mailboxes. These legislative amendments are under consideration now.
The agenda includes 62 bills, 18 of which will be considered in the first reading. The deputies will amend the legislation on advertising, the work of trade and public catering and will improve the legal framework for the new Housing and Communal Code.
The President discussed the economic situation and the election campaign at the meeting with the speaker of the Council of the Republic.
A telephone conversation took place between the Foreign Ministers of Belarus and Russia. Vladimir Makei and Sergey Lavrov agreed to jointly resolve the issue of returning Belarusian.
Lithuania extended the transit corridor until midnight of April 13 so that the Belarusians were able to return home. The mandatory two-week quarantine has been introduced for this entering the territory of Lithuania from March 24.
Alexander Lukashenko and Egils Levits held a telephone conversation and discussed the upcoming visit of the Head of the Belarusian State to Riga.
The corresponding statement was made by the Chair of the Standing House Committee on Foreign Affairs. According to Andrey Savinykh, the agreement will be ratified not later than April 2.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus promptly informs about the state of Belarusian citizens abroad. The latest information was announced by press secretary of the department Anatoly Glaz today.
Russia has closed borders for foreigners, because of the pandemic. Those who have a residence permit will be able to enter this country before May 1.
Belarus has been сooperating with the WHO since the beginning of the epidemic's spread. And there is not a single recommendation that our country hasn't implemented," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Anatoly Glaz, while answering the questions of RIA-news regarding the closure of the Russian border for the citizens of Belarus.
Bilateral cooperation, regional and international issues were discussed today in a telephone conversation by Vladimir Makei and US Secretary Mike Pompeo.
CSTO General Secretary Stanislav Zas and Vladimir Putin discussed the implementation of plans to combat terrorism, drug trafficking and security on the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory.
Supply of Russian energy resources, bilateral trade and development of Eurasian integration was discussed at negotiations between the Prime Ministers of Belarus and Russia in Moscow.
Today, Minsk will host a regular meeting of the Tripartite Contact Group for the settlement of the conflict in the East of Ukraine.
A huge role in this can be played by parliamentarians of both countries, said the Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko at today's meeting with Ambassador of Cuba to Belarus Juan Valdes Figeroa.
The next meeting of the Tripartite Contact Group to resolve the conflict in Eastern Ukraine will be held today in Minsk. The parties will continue to discuss new areas for the disengagement of forces.
Sergei Rumas is going to meet with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Mishustin. Negotiations will be held in the house of the Russian Government.
Opera with a mark of zero plus will appear in the repertoire of the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus this week. Play "The Cat House" based on the fairytale by Samuil Marshak is a debut for director Daria Pataturko and art director Yekaterina Shimanovich on the Bolshoi stage.
More than 800 thousand Belarusians will have recreation this year at the expense of the state. And more than half a million additional tours will be sold.