Previous Page - You're reading an Article:
219 words - July 17, 2013 | © DiploNews, all rights reserved.
In May, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has met with a Chinese military delegation headed by Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of the Central Military Committee to discuss their "fruitful cooperation". In Minsk, the two delegations actually prepared the official visit of Mr. Lukashenko to China on July 15-17.
During meetings with his counterpart Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, the Belarusian leader signed over 20 bilateral "agreements, protocols and contracts," In an interview with Chinese state news agency Xinhua, Mr. Lukashenko identified a huge potential for developing relations though the bilateral trade already reached USD 3 billion and affirmed "China is implementing 20 projects to the tune of about USD 5.5 billion in Belarus."
Emphasizing the "high hopes" of Belarus in its relationship with China, he stressed his ambition to "deepen high-tech cooperation," From a strategic viewpoint, President Lukashenko explained that "China has chosen Belarus," for China to "position itself as an empire (…), as the leading state," and to evolve with Europe, "this center."
China and Belarus reached a high degree of consensus on bilateral relations as well as major international and regional issues, said President Xi in less euphoric statements, and will "continue to firmly support each other" and "strengthen coordination in international affairs."
Parts of or the whole information published on this page is likely to originate from Official Institutions like Governments, Ministries, Embassies and States. Its reproduction on this page does not constitute any endorsement from DiploNews and any of its affiliates and/or partners. If titles are sometimes modified for better understanding, the contents are reproduced exactly as delivered by the institution that first published it. To know the exact origin, click on 'view original source' at the end of the page. All information that originates from DiploNews is copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without written express authorization from DiploNews.