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29 Sep 2016

China, Belarus agree to strengthen comprehensive strategic partnership

MINSK, 29 September (BelTA) – China and Belarus have agreed on further strengthening of comprehensive strategic partnership, Charge d’Affaires of China to Belarus Luo Zhanhui stated as he spoke at the meeting held in the House of Friendship on 29 September to mark the 67th anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Republic of China, BelTA has learned.

The diplomat emphasized the importance of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko’s state visit to China on 28-30 September. “In Beijing Alexander Lukashenko and Chinese President Xi Jinping have completed a long-term planning of strengthening the Chinese-Belarusian relations. The two heads of state decided to establish the trustworthy comprehensive strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation,” said Luo Zhanhui.

The Charge d’Affaires expressed confidence that this top-level visit would contribute to the development of the two countries and nations.

“Over the past 67 years and especially the last 38 years of the policy of reforms and openness, China has achieved colossal success and made a huge historic leap in the development of the state and enhancement of the living standards, and also made a important contribution to the world’s development. 2016 is an important year for our country. It is the start of the country’s 13th five-year period. Amid weak recovery of global economy the Chinese economy has managed to withstand the pressure and posted a 6.7% growth in the first half of the year,” the diplomat said.

According to the Charge d’Affaires, the People’s Republic of China remains the key driving force behind the global economic growth. In early September China hosted the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, which put fresh impetus to the growth of the world economy.

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