CIS countries consider China a reliable and equal partner, said chairman of the CIS Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev in Minsk 28 September.
Minsk is hosting an international forum dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the CIS. Taking part are more than 200 representatives of the Commonwealth countries.
They are staff of government agencies, diplomatic missions, ambassadors and permanent representatives of the CIS countries, heads of the largest scientific and educational institutions.
President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to the conference participants.
The head of state noted that Belarus, sharing the view of the need for further improvement of the Commonwealth, is firmly for preserving and strengthening the integration association, as well as better use of its creative potential.
The conference will take stock of the 25 years of work of the Commonwealth of Independent States and make recommendations to improve the efficiency of the organization.