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16 May 2017

Lukashenko shares his impressions of Belt and Road forum with Xi Jinping

BEIJING, 16 May (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko shared his impressions of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on 16 May, BelTA has learned.

“I would like to note that the large-scale event you have hosted is noteworthy. The forum has already been widely discussed worldwide. This is a great step of yours and the most important thing is that you have attracted more than 100 countries. We are proud that we are the first in Europe and one of the first states in the world who have not just supported the Belt and Road idea but launched the implementation of this large-scale project in Belarus,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

As for the forum, the head of state said that he had discussed it with representatives of many countries. “What was the most powerful and brightest is your greeting speech was. We will analyze it at home. This is valuable knowledge for any head of state. It was a far-reaching and concrete speech. I am not saying it just for a complement. It is not only my opinion,” he stressed.

The Belarusian president also praised an interesting format of the event and its scale, an eventful program for its participants and an opportunity to hold bilateral talks. “No one has wasted time here,” he said.

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