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30 Sep 2016

Lukashenko: The Great Stone industrial park should become an example to follow

BEIJING, 30 September (BelTA) – The China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone should become an exemplary project. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement in his speech in the Beijing University on 30 September, BelTA has learned.

The President described the industrial park as an example of investment cooperation. “Although it may be more correct to say it is an international project since companies from various countries are eager to work there,” noted the Belarusian head of state. “The park is conveniently placed and has become a regional logistics hub. It is located in an environmentally pristine area and we expect that green technologies will be used there. The park should become a pearl of the Silk Road. I am convinced that the project will demonstrate China’s growing technological potential to Europe and the entire world.”

“During negotiations with the Premier of the State Council of China and with Xi Jinping we agreed that the Great Stone industrial park in Belarus should also become an example for the sake of demonstrating to the entire world and primarily high-tech Europe what China is today,” said the Belarusian leader. “We should build a showpiece technological complex so that other European countries would decide to cooperate with China after seeing it. The project will be implemented whatever the cost.”

The President noted that there are a lot of speculations about China’s intentions because many do not want China to grow stronger and expand its economic influence. “There is tough competition going on in the world, primarily in economic matters. China has chosen the right way by going ahead with the Silk Road project. The countries the Silk Road will cross are becoming China’s friends,” Alexander Lukashenko is convinced.

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