MINSK, 29 September (BelTA) – China-Belarus trade and economic cooperation has reached a new level, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Belarus Xie Xiaoyong said at the online session to mark the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, BelTA has learned.
"This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Belarus. For 30 years, China-Belarus relations have maintained prosperity and vitality in various fields, including politics, economics, science and technology. Humanitarian cooperation has also yielded fruitful results," Ambassador Xie Xiaoyong said.
According to him, the Chinese-Belarusian trade and economic cooperation has also reached a new level. "Friendship between the peoples of China and Belarus is deeply rooted in the hearts of people; mutual understanding and cultural exchange are deepening. It should also be noted that the Belarusian-Chinese anti-epidemic cooperation has been fruitful. China and Belarus always provide each other with assistance and support, help each other with anti-epidemic materials and share their experience in the field of epidemic prevention and control, treatment of coronavirus," the ambassador said.
"Interregional cooperation between the two countries has become a new point of growth. Since the official launch of the years of the regions of Belarus and China in 2021, the provinces and regions of the two countries have continuously come up with new ideas and methods, have developed broad contacts and highly effective business cooperation. More and more provinces and regions are building bridges of friendship between peoples," Ambassador Xie Xiaoyong stressed. “China always firmly supports Belarus in protecting the state sovereignty and national dignity of Belarus, opposes the interference of external forces in internal affairs, unjustified sanctions against Belarus, respects the path of development chosen by the Belarusian people, highly appreciates the efforts of the Belarusian side to maintain stable socio-economic development. The Belarusian side also always firmly supports the Chinese side in matters related to China's fundamental interests and important concerns. Both states, on the basis of mutual trust, cooperate in various fields, provide mutual assistance and support in a complex international situation.”
"China supports the official accession of Belarus to the SCO and believes that Belarus will make its valuable contribution to its development," the ambassador stated.