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Call for transition to investment cooperation in Belarus-China relations

Politics 06.11.2018 | 17:41
Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

MINSK, 6 November (BelTA) – It is necessary to make the transition from credit cooperation to investment one in Belarus-China relations. Belarusian First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Dapkiunas made the statement during the third session of the Belarusian-Chinese intergovernmental cooperation commission in Beijing, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA.

Andrei Dapkiunas said: “Belarus takes an active part in the implementation of China's global initiative Belt and Road and puts persistent efforts into linking the Eurasian Economic Union with the Belt and Road initiative. Belarus also cooperates with China in regional formats such as the European 16+1 format and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.”

While in Shanghai Andrei Dapkiunas also took part in the opening ceremony of Belarus' national exhibition pavilion.

An action plan to hold a Belarus-China Education Year in 2019 was signed in Beijing the day before. Andrei Dapkiunas visited the East China Normal University where a Belarusian studies center was opened in 2012. The diplomat met with top executives of the university and an international relations institute. Andrei Dapkiunas mentioned the important role of Belarusian studies centers in bringing the Belarusian nation closer to the Chinese one and in enhancing the interstate foundation for mutual support.

Andrei Dapkiunas also took part in the Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum. He also visited an intellectual property protection center in Pudong District, a high-tech park in Zhanjiang, and several companies in the Shanghai free economic zone.

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