Much work to be done in promoting main issues
Belarus and China actively developing comprehensive economic partnership
By Sergey Sokolov
The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, recently met Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee member Liu Yunshan, of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Of course, China holds a special place in Belarus’ foreign policy, with Minsk and Beijing having signed several joint decisions to enhance liaisons. China is financing various major projects in Belarus, with Mr. Lukashenko noting that the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park now being created is expected to attract top level global manufacturers using the latest high technologies.
President Lukashenko emphasised, “We’d like China to create here, at the centre of Europe, a powerful media holding, supporting work in Europe and post-Soviet countries. We are eager to see this media holding, whether joint or Chinese, actively promoting our relations and showing Chinese people more about our intentions, about Belarus and about our joint initiatives and projects.”
This project, like others, is likely to be reflected in a plan of further action for Belarusian-Chinese co-operation: agreed with Xi Jinping, the President of the People’s Republic of China, during a recent visit by the Belarusian President to the People’s Republic of China. This is the seventh visit by Belarus to China and saw Mr. Lukashenko suggesting that a road map be signed during the forthcoming visit of the Belarusian Prime Minister to China.
Liu Yunshan conveyed greetings from Chinese leader Xi Jinping, to President Lukashenko, and assured that China intends to realise top-level plans to strengthen co-operation with Belarus.