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Results of Alexander Lukashenko's meeting with Zhang Dejiang

China’s economy today is implementing global projects. Such projects as the Eurasian Land Bridge. By a twist of fate Belarus is on this route and it can become one of the nodal platforms of a colossal economic project. Being one of the largest investors of today, China felt the perspectives of Belarus and there isn’t a single week without Chinese power brokers visiting Belarus.

A Belarusian satellite was launched from the Chinese cosmodrome, Belarus and China are building the industrial park Great Stone together.

Kirill Rudyi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus in the People's Republic of China:
Robots for distinguishing fires and emergency situations together with the Chinese company ( it is a monopolist in China, which manufactures theses robots) and one of the Belarusian companies.

Another Chinese delegation came to Minsk to hold negotiations and find common touch points.

Zhang Dejiang is the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China. He came to Minsk with presents for Belarusian colleagues, new Geely cars.

It all began with an assembling plant, and now a complete plant will be built near Borisov, and Belarusians will have a national vehicle. The perspectives are iridescent and they are taking concrete shape. For instance, the Belarusian state food industry concern “Belagospishcheprom” is planning to export products worth five million dollars to the Chinese province of Wuxi.

Belarusian supplies to China increased 22 times in the previous year. However, during the meeting with the Chinese delegation, Alexander Lukashenko paid attention to the trade imbalance. Trade is taking place with an obvious minus balance. Nevertheless, the Chinese market is the most perspective in terms of export diversification.

Alexander Lukashenko brought up some other issues as well.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:
I want to draw your attention to one important thing. After visiting the Belarusian-Chinese industrial park Great Stone, President of the People’s Republic of China called it the pearl of the Silk Road. We cannot create plants and an economy of the past there, world- companies with an economy of tomorrow need to be involved there. Otherwise plants won’t be able to compete on the European and former Soviet Union markets. When discussing these issues in the PRC, I would ask you to first of all have in mind that in Great Stone should only have high-tech enterprises.

The establishment of an international financial center by 2030 is one of China’s priorities. Belarus is interested in entering this market. To place its obligations, as a start. Alexander Lukashenko spoke about this intention during the meeting.

China’s economy developed dramatically in a period of 25 years. Cooperation with China promises to be iridescent.

The banking system of China is the largest in the world. In size of assets. The reached a figure of 33 trillion dollars. And one of the top banks of China, the seventh in the list, is getting ready to enter Belarus. Provisional agreements have already been made. What is more, agreements have been made concerning all the defined issues.

Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (China):
Cooperation of Belarus and China in all sectors is developing and has taken shape of ripe interstate relations. It is a firm political foundation, integrated economic interest. Active and dynamic humanitarian ties, and close cooperation on the international arena. China is interested in continuing cooperation at all possible levels, what is more, China will always support Belarus in its strive towards political and social stability and economic growth.

China’s credit line is open for Belarus. Partners are confirming that they are ready to finance, they are only waiting for Belarussian projects. Belarus and China will clear the bar together.

Du Jiao, Secretary of the Committee of the Communist Party of China in Hunan Province:
Cooperation of MAZ and Zoomlion is a new impulse of development. In the province of Hunan it can be not in the sector of machinery manufacturing, but in the service and IT sectors. I suppose that the results of Belarus-China cooperation will be seen in the nearest five years.

Minsk and Beijing are counting on a new impulse in May of the current year. Alexander Lukashenko is planning to visit China. Such strong and frank political relations will certainly propel the economic relations to the next level.

Results of Alexander Lukashenko's meeting with Zhang Dejiang