MINSK, 24 September (BelTA) – China speaks up against attempts of external forces to sow discord and chaos in the Belarusian society. The statement was made by Zhang Yesui, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, head of the China-Belarus friendship group of the National People's Congress, during a videoconference meeting with Valery Mitskevich, Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus, head of the Belarusian parliament's working group on cooperation with the Chinese parliament, on 24 September, BelTA has learned.
Zhang Yesui said that Belarus and China maintain trustful, comprehensive, and strategic cooperation in all kinds of weather. China has always respected the way of development the Belarusian nation has chosen as well as efforts meant to protect the independence, sovereignty, and security and efforts to develop the country. “We are categorically against attempts of external forces to sow discord and chaos in the Belarusian society. We are convinced that the Belarusian nation under the guidance of the head of state is capable of ensuring political stability and security on its own,” he said.
Zhang Yesui praised efforts of the Belarusian side to advance relations with China and promote cooperation between the parliaments. “Although due to understandable reasons we cannot meet face to face, we are tightly connected by ties of friendship,” he said.
Zhang Yesui and Valery Mitskevich discussed matters of further advancement of Belarus-China relations, in particular, cooperation between the legislative bodies of the two countries. They also discussed the enhancement of trade and economic cooperation, mutual support in international affairs, and joint responses to emergencies.