MINSK, 6 December (BelTA) – On 6 December the staff of Belarus' Embassy in Beijing, the consulates general in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region joined the mourning event for the former President of the People's Republic of China Jiang Zemin, BelTA learned from the Belarusian diplomatic mission in Beijing.
Belarusian diplomats paid tribute to the outstanding leader of China who made an invaluable contribution to the establishment and subsequent strengthening of Belarus-China cooperation. Earlier, the heads of the Belarusian diplomatic missions in China signed the books of condolence at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, foreign affairs offices of provinces and cities of the People's Republic of 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. He died on 30 November 2022 at the age of 96. Jiang Zemin's memorial service was held in Beijing on 6 December. All national and regional flags at government buildings were flown at half staff. A nationwide three-minute silence was held with sirens sounding.