QINGDAO, 10 June (BelTA) – The working trip of Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko to China has concluded. The airplane of the Belarusian head of state took off from the Qingdao Liuting International Airport, BelTA has learnt.
On 10 June the Belarusian head of state took part in the session of the Council of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Alexander Lukashenko voiced Belarus' vision of the organization's future and suggested new areas of cooperation between the SCO member states. He also communicated Belarus' proposals on strengthening security in the Eurasian region.
The Belarusian head of state underlined that it is practical economic cooperation of the SCO member states with observer states and dialogue partners, as well as effective use of their transit and logistic capacities that can drive the development of the organization.
“Moving towards this goal, within the framework of the joint action plan, we have already made the first step towards synchronizing national development strategies and aligning the EAEU with the Belt and Road Initiative. Being an initiator and strong supporter of the integration of integrations idea, Belarus is ready to help identify new areas of common interest and expand cooperation in Greater Eurasia,” the President noted.
After the summit, Alexander Lukashenko held talks with China's President Xi Jinping. The two leaders focused on efforts to bolster cooperation in politics and interregional ties and discussed implementation of existing and potential projects. Following the talks, Alexander Lukashenko and Xi Jinping signed a set of documents on promoting cooperation in tourism, economy, finance and customs administration.
On the eve of the summit Alexander Lukashenko had met with the leaders of Mongolia and Iran.More about President