Belarus President thanks China for friendly help in difficult economic environment

Belarus President thanks China for friendly help in difficult economic environment

The socio-economic development of Belarus was one of the main topics of the January 29 discussion.

The President noted that Belarus is interested in attracting investments. And the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park in the Smolevichy district is one of the examples of Belarus' cooperation with foreign partners. Its implementation will benefit not only Belarus' central region but also the country.

Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus President:
China is interested in building cutting-edge businesses there worth millions of U.S. dollars. This means billions of income to our country. And if we implement this project, then we will have no problems with any of foreign exchange reserves and the maintenance of the national currency.
We are very grateful. When it was very difficult and when I asked the former head of China Xi Jinping, my great friend, you gave us 15 billion of loans. We are still close friends with him.  The interest is even lower than in the Russian Federation. So you always helped us.