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70th anniversary of the Great Victory

8 Apr 2015

China hands over two exclusive cars for Victory Day parade in Belarus

China hands over two exclusive cars for Victory Day parade in Belarus

MINSK, 8 April (BelTA) – China has handed over two exclusive cabriolets for the Victory Day parade in Belarus, the today’s Belarusian Military Newspaper To Homeland’s Glory of the Belarusian Defense Ministry reads, BelTA has learned.

“The Chinese car manufacturer FAW has made two exclusive cabriolets on the basis of FAW HongQi L5 (The Red Banner) for the military parade that will mark the anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War. The Chinese Defense Ministry has handed over these cars to the Belarusian side as gratuitous military aid,” the newspaper reads.

The exclusive cars delivered to Belarus are the most expensive cars in the history of Chinese care manufacturing. “The basic model of this limousine is an object of luxury in China. It was initially planned that the only car of this kind will be used by the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party. According to the Chinese side, there are no analogues of this car in the world,” the newspaper reads.

According to the newspaper, these are not the first Chinese cars handed over as gratuitous military aid to Belarus. Several years ago Chinese all-terrain vehicles DongFeng Mengshi EQ2050 were displayed at the military parade for the first time. “Apart from the automobiles, the Chinese side regularly delivers spare parts, medical and computing equipment, other devices to Belarus,” the newspaper article reads.

Service vehicles for the Belarusian Defense Ministry were also delivered to Belarus.

These cars were brought to Belarus by the aircraft of one of China’s biggest air carriers. “It was a trial flight, after which we decided to launch regular flights Minsk-Beijing-Minsk from 1 May. By delivering new cabriolets by a charter flight our friendly countries have fulfilled two important goals to send military aid and to test the flight,” the newspaper reads.

On 7 April the Belarusian Defense Ministry hosted the meeting between Belarusian Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov and Chinese Ambassador to Belarus Cui Qiming. During this meeting the sides signed documents on gratuitous aid between Belarus and China.

According to the Defense Ministry, China has delivered automobiles as well as the sets of spare parts for the needs of the Belarusian Armed Forces on 28 March. “The equipment was delivered as part of the agreements between the Defense Ministry of Belarus and the Defense Ministry of China on gratuitous military aid as of 17 May 2013 and as of 15 April 2014,” the Belarusian Defense Ministry explained.

Since 1995 the defense ministries of two countries have signed 15 agreements on the delivery of gratuitous aid to Belarus. The Belarusian Armed Forces have got automobiles and spare parts for them, accounting and business machinery, equipment for language studies, medical equipment, spare parts and expendable materials for it.

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