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Li Keqiang Meets with President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko

2023-03-01 19:30

On the morning of March 1, 2023, at the Great Hall of the People, Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council met with President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko who is in China for a state visit.

Li Keqiang said China-Belarus relations are built on the basis of mutual respect and mutual trust, and mutually beneficial cooperation has continuously forged forward with new achievements. China highly values its relations with Belarus. President Xi Jinping will hold talks with President Lukashenko to make comprehensive plans for the development of bilateral relations. Li Keqiang expressed his hope that the two sides will follow through on the common understandings already reached, deepen practical cooperation, strengthen communication and coordination on international and regional affairs and safeguard world peace and stability to the benefit of the two peoples.

Li Keqiang noted that the cooperation between China and Belarus is marked by complementary strengths and mutual benefits. China is ready to work with Belarus to make good use of the intergovernmental cooperation committee and other mechanisms between the two countries. Efforts should also be made to ensure the successful construction of the China-Belarus Industrial Park, support enterprises of the two countries in conducting cooperation in accordance with market and business principles, and steadily advance bilateral trade in agricultural products and other fields. It is also important to deepen cultural and people-to-people and sub-national exchanges and cooperation to further consolidate public support for the development of bilateral relations.

Lukashenko thanked China for its support and assistance for Belarus' economic and social development. He said that Belarus is glad to see China's development and growth in strength, and that Belarus-China cooperation aims to benefit the people of both sides and does not target any third party. Belarus is willing and ready to be China's friend and cooperation partner, and hopes to deepen cooperation with China across the board and promote the further development of the all-weather comprehensive strategic partnership between the two sides.

Wang Yi and He Lifeng, among others, were present at the meeting.

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