MINSK, 29 September (BelTA) – Priorities in work with China in 2023 have been identified. Belarusian Economy Minister Aleksandr Chervyakov made the statement during the online meeting held on 29 September on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary since the foundation of the People's Republic of China, BelTA has learned.
According to the Economy Ministry press service, the event was organized by the Chinese embassy in Belarus. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Xie Xiaoyong, top officials of government agencies, members of the parliament, representatives of Belarusian public associations, the administration of the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone, and other organizations delivered welcome addresses during the online meeting.
The Belarusian economy minister was quoted as saying that Belarus is a reliable ally and strategic partner of China.
Aleksandr Chervyakov said: “We see an increase in joint trade and economic initiatives thanks to the high level of cooperation. In 2021 Belarus-China trade was close to $6 billion. More than 50 investment projects involving Chinese companies were in progress. During a recent meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand the leaders of Belarus and China agreed to step up bilateral cooperation across the board. We will put every effort into realizing this agreement. The potential of cooperation is inexhaustible.”
According to the source, current global challenges emphasized the significance and necessity of tight interaction between Belarus and China in their strive for prosperity and wellbeing.
Aleksandr Chervyakov said: “Priorities in work in 2023 have been set. They include an increase in mutual trade, development of digital commerce, accreditation of Belarusian manufacturers on the Chinese market, ensuring of unhindered logistics, signing of an agreement on trade in services and the implementation of investments, the promotion of the Great Stone industrial park, and successful realization of projects with Chinese funding.”
In conclusion the economy minister wished those present to preserve and multiply the current achievements and work together to create a successful future of Belarus and China.