Association of Chinese companies set up in Belarus

27 September 2015

MINSK (BelTA) – The association of Chinese companies has been set up in Belarus. Its presentation was held in Minsk on 27 September, BelTA has learned.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Cui Qiming noted that the number of Chinese companies coming to develop trade and economic cooperation with Belarus is constantly growing. The association was set up to facilitate this cooperation. It will provide consulting services and work in cooperation with the Chinese Embassy. Cui Qiming wished the association success in coordinating the activities of Chinese companies in Belarus, enhancing the business climate in the country, and ensuring compliance with the Belarusian law. The association already comprises 12 companies including Huawei, ZTE, and CITIC. Most of them are residents of the China-Belarus industrial park.

For his part, Anatoly Tozik, former Ambassador of Belarus to China, Chairman of the Belarus-China Friendship Society, noted: “We have witnessed a landmark event in the history of Belarus-China relations. The association of Chinese companies has been established. I am convinced that it will promote active development of trade, economic, and investment cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and the People's Republic of China.”

The association will make a significant contribution to the implementation of the decisions made by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and China President Xi Jinpin. Anatoly Tozik also called for high-quality and timely implementation of all Belarus-China projects. He believes that Belarus and China will be able to carry out many new projects within the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt. Besides, Anatoly Tozik recalled that China marked the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Chinese people's war of resistance against Japanese aggression earlier this year. The Belarusian State Philharmonic Society housed a concert with the participation of Chinese signers and dancers to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory on 27 September.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus