MINSK, 26 August (BelTA) - The relations between Belarus and China have been rapidly expanding, Belarus' Deputy Economy Minister Anzhelika Nikitina said at the opening ceremony of the Belarus-China Year of Regions at the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 26 August, BelTA has learned.
According to the deputy minister, the results of Belarusian-Chinese cooperation in the first half of the year showed that the relations between the two countries have been rapidly moving forward.
“On the whole, Belarus-China trade went up by 13%, with exports to China increasing by 21%. These were mainly food exports. The deliveries soared almost 1.5 times in H1. We hope that our regional cooperation will give a significant boost and show additional reserves,” Anzhelika Nikitina said.