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01 March 2023, 18:19

Belarus-China agreements estimated at over $3.5bn

BEIJING, 1 March (BelTA) – The Belarus-China agreements reached and formalized during the ongoing state visit of Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko to China are estimated at over $3.5 billion, First Deputy Prime Minister Nikolai Snopkov told reporters.

“The total economic outcomes of the visit are estimated at about $3.56 billion in equivalent. This is an aggregate amount of all the agreements and ongoing operations, including those that were agreed on in Samarkand [in September 2022],” Nikolai Snopkov said.

A reminder, during Aleksandr Lukashenko's visit to Beijing, the heads of state of Belarus and China attended the signing of almost two dozen major agreements and memorandums to promote cooperation in various fields, including investment, agriculture, food supplies, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, science and technology, sports, tourism and mass media.

In addition, a large block of these documents deals with interregional cooperation, finance, the banking sector, information support for trade and cooperation through the Red Cross.

Following the talks in Beijing, Aleksandr Lukashenko and Chinese President Xi Jinping passed a joint statement outlining the basic principles for developing exemplary relations of all-weather and comprehensive strategic partnership between Belarus and China in a new era.

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