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20 January 2022, 09:03

Leaders of Belarus, China exchange congratulations on 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties

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MINSK, 20 January (BelTA) – On behalf of Belarusian people and himself, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has congratulated President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping on the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the People's Republic of China, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

“In a short period of time by historical standards, we have gone a long way from bilateral interaction to a trust-based comprehensive strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation. We are on track to enter a new stage of ‘iron brotherhood' and ‘all-weather partnership'. These words embody our successes and achievements in politics, economy, humanitarian field, defense and security,” the message reads.

Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that Minsk and Beijing are consistently expanding interstate dialogue, coordinating goals and objectives on global and regional agendas, including within the framework of the UN, the SCO, the EAEU, implementing the Belt and Road Initiative and cooperating in many other areas.

“Today we remember with gratitude all those who helped promote the bilateral relations at various stages and make them meaningful and impactful to serve the interests of the peoples of the two countries. I am convinced that the groundwork we have laid will become a solid foundation for future generations of Belarusians and Chinese, who, like us, will be good friends and will support each other at all times,” the message of congratulations reads.

Aleksandr Lukashenko wished Xi Jinping good health and achievement of his goals, and the fraternal people of China peace and prosperity.

The Belarusian president also received congratulations from his Chinese counterpart. “On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Belarus, on behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people, as well as on my own behalf, I send you and the friendly nation of Belarus represented by you sincere congratulations and best regards,” the message reads.

Xi Jinping noted that over the 30 years since the diplomatic relations were established, the bilateral cooperation has been making great progress, and the long-standing friendship between the two nations is becoming stronger every day. “Under our joint leadership, China and Belarus have consistently built a comprehensive strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation. The political trust between the two countries is unshakable, and bilateral cooperation in various fields has generated great results,” the president of the People's Republic of China said.

He emphasized that Belarus and China absolutely support each other on issues related to the fundamental interests of the two countries, and also closely and effectively interact in international and regional affairs. After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the two countries have been consistently supporting each other and overcoming difficulties hand in hand, demonstrating brotherhood with a common destiny.

The Chinese president noted that over the past years, the leaders of the two countries have maintained communication in various ways and reached important agreements on the promotion of China-Belarus relations in the new environment. “As we mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, I would like to use this opportunity to assure you that I am ready to make every effort together with you to advance the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Belarus and the joint implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative to achieve even greater results for the benefit of the two countries and their peoples,” he stressed.

Xi Jinping wished Aleksandr Lukashenko many successes and good health, prosperity to the friendly nation of Belarus, and happiness and prosperity to Belarusians.

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