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06 December 2021, 11:24

Ambassador: China, Belarus are ready to defend each others' interests

Xie Xiaoyong. An archive photo
Xie Xiaoyong. An archive photo

MINSK, 6 December (BelTA) – China is ready to defend, together with Belarus, the national interests of each other and strengthen strategic partnership, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Belarus Xie Xiaoyong told BelTA commenting on the new directive on advancing Belarus-China relations.

“We paid attention that today Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed the directive on advancing relations between the Republic of Belarus and the People's Republic of China. This is the second time since 2015 that the head of state has signed a directive to promote China-Belarus relations. The new document is very substantial and includes Belarus' ideas on how to advance bilateral cooperation between Belarus and China in such areas as politics, economy and trade, investments, interregional ties, defense, science and technology, education, culture and healthcare. It also reflects the great importance that Aleksandr Lukashenko and the government of Belarus attach to China-Belarus relations,” the diplomat noted.

"This will, undoubtedly, give an additional impetus to the development of cooperation between the two countries in various fields," Ambassador Xie Xiaoyong is convinced.

The ambassador also noted: “In recent years, thanks to the strategic guidance and common commitment of President Xi Jinping and President Aleksandr Lukashenko, the China-Belarus relations of trust-based comprehensive strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation have maintained a good momentum. Bilateral cooperation in various fields has been advancing and yielding good results.”

Political mutual trust between the two countries has been continuously growing stronger, according to the Chinese diplomat. Both sides are closely coordinating their actions in international affairs. “Business cooperation has been effective. The joint work on the Belt and Road initiative has been progressing steadily. The China-Belarus Industrial Park Great Stone has posted great results,” Ambassador Xie Xiaoyong continued. “Interregional cooperation between the two countries has been growing and has become a new point of growth of friendly cooperation between the two countries. Humanitarian contacts, including in education and culture, are becoming closer, and mutual understanding between the peoples of the two countries is deepening.”

The diplomat considers it important that during the joint fight against the pandemic, China and Belarus have been providing each other with medical products and have been sharing best practices in combating epidemics. “The Chinese government has already donated four batches of COVID-19 vaccine to Belarus. All this fully demonstrated the high level of China-Belarus relations and deep friendship between the two peoples,” the ambassador said.

“As a comprehensive strategic partner, China is ready to work together with Belarus to further develop business cooperation in various areas, jointly protect each other's fundamental interests, uphold international justice and impartiality, strengthen peace both in the region and in the world for the benefit of both countries and peoples,” the Chinese ambassador to Belarus said.

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