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3 Nov 2015

Cui Qiming: China, Belarus stick to historical truth, follow course of peaceful development

Cui Qiming: China, Belarus stick to historical truth, follow course of peaceful development

MINSK, 4 November (BelTA) – China and Belarus stick to the historical truth and follow the course of peaceful development, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Cui Qiming said at the presentation of the film, China. Classified War, and the exhibition of Belarusian artist Sergei Katkov in the Beijing Hotel on 3 November, BelTA informs.

The head of the Chinese diplomatic mission noted that the presentation of the ONT’s film would provide an opportunity to learn about the war that was a catastrophe for the Chinese people, as well as on the contribution of the Chinese people to the Great Victory in the Second World War. He thanked the war veterans that attended the event and were the heroes of the documentary, China. Classified War. Among them was veteran of the Great Patriotic War Pavel Gutenko who helped the Chinese people in the fight against the Japanese.

According to Cui Qiming, China values highly the contribution and heroism of the Belarusian people in the fight against the Nazis. In September 2015 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko took part in the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in World War Two and the resistance of the Chinese nation to Japanese invaders in Beijing. “China and Belarus jointly continue their course of peaceful development,” said the Ambassador. Citing Chinese President Xi Jinping, he stressed that China would always stick to the peaceful policy and would never pursue hegemonism and expansionism. “We are ready to be friends and cooperate with Belarus and other countries, making our contribution to the peaceful development of the humankind,” stressed Cui Qiming.

The exhibition of Belarusian artist Sergei Katkov tells his story about the war period. The painter made sketches of the real events during the war of the Chinese people against the Japanese invaders. The presentation was attended by Sergei Katkov’s son and daughter who told the visitors about their father’s creative work.

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