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China keen to develop relations with Gomel Region
By Vasily Sidorov
China plans to continue developing relations with Belarus in general and with the Gomel Region in particular — in various spheres, notes the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Belarus, H.E. Mr. Gong Jianwei. He met the Chairman of the Gomel Regional Executive Committee, Vladimir Dvornik, and took part in the opening of a photographic exhibition entitled Most Vital Events in the Diplomatic Relations of the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China.
The diplomat noted that the Gomel Region is dynamically developing, having launched several major investment projects involving Chinese capital: electrification of the railway which connects the regional centre with the capital; the modernisation of the M5 motorway; and the construction of a factory to manufacture cellulose and cardboard, in Svetlogorsk. The Ambassador and the Governor of the Gomel Region discussed these and other topics.
The photographic exhibition, hosted by Rumyantsev-Paskevich Palace, is showcasing over 300 photos of key moments in Belarus-China relations, showing the gradual developments of the last two decades. Moreover, shots capture events in politics, culture, sport and other areas of bilateral interaction.
This is the eighth joint exhibition project by the Chinese Embassy to Belarus and Gomel’s Palace and Park Estate. The first occurred in 1997, with an exhibition of Chinese art. This was followed by exhibitions of Chinese traditional painting, national costume and contemporary design, which all enjoyed interest among Gomel residents. The events have provided the opportunity to gain closer acquaintance with the history, culture and achievements of the great Eastern Empire.