Zhong Shan: Exchange of top-level visits helps enhance China-Belarus ties

05 November 2015

MINSK (BelTA) – The exchange of top-level visits helps enhance contacts between China and Belarus, Zhong Shan, China's Vice Minister of Commerce and International Trade Representative, said as he met with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on 5 November, BelTA has learned.

Zhong Shan will represent China at the Belarus president's inauguration ceremony. He conveyed the best wishes from China President Xi Jinping to the Belarusian head of state and congratulated him on winning the presidential election. He stressed that Alexander Lukashenko has made a big contribution to the development of the Belarusian economy. The Chinese representative noted that Alexander Lukashenko is respected and supported by the Belarusian people.

The presidents of Belarus and China exchanged visits in 2015. According to Zhong Shan, it has given a strong impetus to the development of Belarus-China all-round strategic partnership.

“My participation in the Belarus president's inauguration ceremony as a special representative of the China president once again testifies to the great attention that Xi Jinping pays to the Chinese-Belarusian cooperation and strong friendship with you,” Zhong Shan said. He believes that good personal relations between the leaders are very important for the development of contacts between the Republic of Belarus and the People's Republic of China.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus