MINSK, 20 May (BelTA) – Nobody doubts that future belongs to China. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement as he met with pioneers on 20 May as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the pioneer movement, BelTA has learned.
When asked about Belarus' relations with China, Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “An ancient and strong civilization. Nobody doubts now that future belongs to China.”
These relations were built over a long period of time. Aleksandr Lukashenko visited China back when he was a member of the parliament. “I got familiar with China when they started developing. I came to Minsk and said in the parliament that future belongs to this country, let's learn how to take care of the past and look into the future,” the president recalled. “Look, it's been 30 years. It turns out I was right.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that China is becoming a world leader and clashes with the USA in this regard already. “Americans don't want as a strong world center as they are,” he remarked. “Because Americans exploit this leadership. They have a currency – the U.S. dollar. The economy is strong because they are strong. And here comes China with its own currency – yuan – and with its desire to be a leader.”
The head of state noted that the Chinese are very dedicated to their country and love it.
Speaking about Belarus-China relations, Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that they had managed to build kind, close, and humane relations not only in economy, diplomacy, and politics but also at the level of the leadership of the countries. “Trust is the key,” he stressed.