MINSK, 6 December (BelTA) – First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Sergei Aleinik visited the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Minsk on 5 December and left a tribute in the book of condolence for the former President of the People's Republic of China Jiang Zemin, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The entry reads that Comrade Jiang Zemin was a true patriot who devoted his entire life to serving his Motherland. He will always be remembered in Belarus as a true friend of the Belarusian people, a person who made a significant contribution to the relations between Belarus and China.
Jiang Zemin was a Chinese statesman, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China from 1989 to 2002 and President of China from 1993 to 2003, also Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China from 1990 to 2005. He died on 30 November 2022 at the age of 96.