Forthcoming meeting to be in Sochi
After hearing a report by Prime Minister, Mikhail Myasnikovich, Alexander Lukashenko announced that he will meet with the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, during his visit to Sochi
By Veniamin Mishin
Mr. Lukashenko mentioned that he had been informed about the outcome of the recent visit of the Belarusian PM to China. The Belarusian leader asked about the attitudes of the country’s Chinese partners. “How are they going to promote our co-operation, and what progress can be made? I will see the Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Sochi. He has already told me about it, therefore, I’d like to be informed about the latest developments,” noted the Head of State.
Mikhail Myasnikovich provided the details of his visit to China, and focused on the fact that Belarus and China are advancing to a fundamentally new level of co-operation, from commodity and credit interaction to investment collaboration. A number of Chinese companies have plans to work in the Belarusian market. “It’s very important for us, because it means the diversification of our capital investments,” emphasised the PM.
Moreover, Xi Jinping decided that the status of the official who will co-chair the joint intergovernmental commission from the Chinese side should be as high as the Deputy Prime Minister. The President of China also pledged all possible support for joint investment projects of mutual interest. Alexander Lukashenko welcomed these decisions.
In line with the agreements, a delegation of Chinese specialists will visit Belarus in the near future. Negotiations will tackle the existing bilateral projects, as well as monetary policy and assistance to investors.
The Head of State was informed in detail about the progress in establishing the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park. A session of the supervisory board of the Park’s management company will be held soon to decide on the amount of work related to internal and external infrastructure. The work to build the external infrastructure will be finished in May-June 2014 which, according to Mr. Myasnikovich, will allow for a number of companies, like ZTE and Huawei, to register as resident companies of the complex.