MINSK, 21 September (BelTA) – China has donated about 1,200 Chinese books to the National Library of Belarus. The solemn ceremony of book donation was attended by member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC Zhao Leji, BelTA has learned.
Zhao Leji emphasized that cultural exchanges between Belarus and China help strengthen friendly ties between the two nations. Among the donated books is The Governance of China. This two-volume edition was written by China's President Xi Jinping. According to Zhao Leji, the book explores the essence of socialism in China in the new development era.
Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Nikolai Snopkov said that the Chinese culture made a great contribution to human development, while the country's current achievements are underpinned by the wisdom of the Chinese nation. He expressed confidence that Belarus and China will keep expanding bilateral cooperation, including cultural contacts.
Belarus' National Library Director Roman Motulsky thanked the Chinese delegation for the books. In his words, the library holds over 10,000 editions about the People's Republic of China. He emphasized the importance of book exchanges with the National Library of China.
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