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15 Dec 2020

Belarusian embassy in China participates in international charity sale

Belarusian embassy in China participates in international charity sale

MINSK, 15 December (BelTA) – The Belarusian embassy in China has taken part in the traditional international charity sale Love Knows No Borders. This year’s sale was an online event, representatives of the Belarusian diplomatic mission in Beijing told BelTA.

Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi and his spouse, representatives of foreign diplomatic missions, representatives of international organizations, which are accredited in the People’s Republic of China, took part in the annual sale.

During the sale the ministry’s wife Qian Wei noted: “Our charity sale is due to begin on 12 December when one of the most popular online shopping festivals in China takes place. A sale that will last a week will begin right after the opening ceremony. With a couple of clicks one can put a product up for sale or order it, thus making a contribution to a kind deed. I am convinced that with our love we will help China finally resolve the problem of poverty.”

Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi stated: “COVID-19 has affected the ability to talk face to face. But it didn’t prevent us from sharing our love. The organizers told me that the number of embassies and companies taking part in the sale this year has exceeded last year’s. This is why I express my deepest gratitude to our Chinese and foreign friends, who are taking part in the event.”

Due to the pandemic this year’s charity sale was held online and gathered over 130 participants – representatives of foreign embassies, including the Belarusian embassy in China, and representatives of international organizations. Diplomats of various countries joined in the live broadcast of the opening ceremony. Sales of products of every participating state were arranged online and offline for the Chinese audience. The products represented the culture and traditions of the participating states. The raised money will be spent on helping rural residents in China and children with disabilities by means of improving their living standards. Representatives of the Belarusian embassy also noted that Belarusian birch juice had been sold during the charity sale.

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