Guangdong Province invited to co-found Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park

24 June 2013

MINSK (BelTA) – Minsk Oblast invites Guangdong Province to become a co-founder of the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park, Deputy Chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee Alexander Turchin said at a business conference, China (Guangdong) – Belarus (Minsk Oblast), on 24 June.

“It will be logic to implement the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park project in cooperation with our strategic partners from the People’s Republic of China - Guangdong Province. We have a proposal for the Chinese province to enter the list of co-founders of the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park. Minsk Oblast is the main shareholder in the company on Belarus’ behalf,” Alexander Turchin noted.

According to Alexander Turchin, Minsk Oblast and Guangdong Province have been steadily developing their partnership. This Chinese province is viewed as a locomotive of economic development in the People’s Republic of China. The province is home to big companies and corporations. There are three big industrial parks in the area. The parties held talks ahead of the business conference in Minsk on 24 June. Partaking in the meeting on China’s behalf was head of the delegation of Guangdong Province, Director General of the Department for Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Liang Guixuan. According to Alexander Turchin, the experience of Chinese counterparts and partners in the development of industrial parks is of high importance for Belarus. Minsk Oblast Executive Committee attaches great significance to the cooperation with the province.

According to Liang Guixuan, the government of Guangdong Province supports the intention of Chinese companies to invest abroad, including in Belarusian projects. “We hope that investment in Belarus will become an interesting area for us in foreign trade,” the head of the Chinese delegation said. In his words, the main goal of the visit of the Chinese guests is to see interesting projects. They are most interested in the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park. “The location of the park, its transport infrastructure provide advantages for further advancement of investors to new markets,” Liang Guixuan said.

Minsk Oblast potential and the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park project were presented at the business conference on 24 June. Businessmen of China and Minsk Oblast held meetings and negotiations, discussed the ways of developing cooperation between the two countries.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus