Posted: 22.09.2022 16:37:00

Lukashenko started speaking Chinese

The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, spoke a little Chinese at today’s meeting with the First Deputy President of CITIC Construction Co., Ltd., Yang Jianqiang, despite the presence of interpreters, BelTA reports


"The heads of our corporation instructed me to convey their warm greetings and best wishes – first of all, wishes for good health," Yang Jianqiang addressed the President, and Aleksandr Lukashenko said ‘xiè xiè’ in response, which means ‘thank you’ in Chinese.

The Chinese guest thanked the Belarusian leader for the opportunity to meet. "You have a lot of fans in China," he stressed.

Yang Jianqiang noted that he has been working in Belarus since 2007 and, over these fifteen years, he has been responsible for the implementation of a number of major investment projects in the country.

"Today is the ninth time that I am at such a close distance with you. Therefore, it is a great honour for me. Thank you for the many years of unwavering support of our corporation," the Chinese representative said.