Xi Telephoned Belarusian President Lukashenko
2022-01-11 10:09

On the afternoon of January 10, Chinese President Xi Jinping had a telephone conversation with Belarusian President Lukashenko.

 

Xi Jinping pointed out that it is a great pleasure to talk to you on the phone at the beginning of the new year. The past year is of great significance to both China and Belarus. I would like to maintain close communication with you through various forms to push forward China-Belarus relations.

 

Xi Jinping emphasized that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Belarus. Over the past 30 years, China-Belarus relations have achieved fruitful results. The two sides have become comprehensive strategic partners with mutual trust and win-win cooperation. The cooperation between the two sides in building the "the belt and road initiative" has been steadily advanced, and the bilateral trade volume has increased 50 times in the past 30 years. A number of large projects such as China-Belarus Industrial Park and China-Europe line have blossomed, and exchanges in the fields of science and technology, education, culture, tourism and medical care have deepened, setting a good example of friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation between countries. China is willing to work with Belarus to take the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries as a new starting point, enhance mutual political trust, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries, and push China-Belarus comprehensive strategic partnership to achieve new results. The two sides should expand the scale of bilateral trade, strengthen cooperation in innovation, green and digital development, and ensure the stable operation and sustainable development of China-Europe trains. The two sides should continue to strengthen vaccine cooperation.

 

Xi Jinping emphasized that the current international and regional situation is complex and evolving. China and Belarus have cooperated effectively in multilateral occasions such as the United Nations and firmly supported each other in safeguarding their core interests, which reflects the strategic value of China-Belarus cooperation. Under the new situation, the two sides should continue to cooperate closely, practice true multilateralism, safeguard the international system with the United Nations as the core and the international order based on international law, and safeguard international fairness and justice. China opposes external forces interfering in Belarus's internal affairs, and, as always, supports Belarus in taking the development path in line with its national conditions. The two sides should advocate the common values of all mankind, guide the international community to establish a correct view of democracy and human rights, and promote the implementation of global development initiatives and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

Lukashenko once again congratulated the CPC on its centennial birthday. Lukashenko said that the Belarusian people have sincere and friendly feelings towards the Chinese people and thanked China for its firm political and moral support to Belarus. Under the current profound and complex evolution of the international and regional situation, Belarus hopes to maintain close communication and coordination with China. Belarus is willing to take the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and China this year as an opportunity to raise Belarus-China relations to a new level, and hopes to work with China to develop Belarus-China Industrial Park and deepen cooperation in anti-epidemic, Chinese medicine, trade, investment and education. Belarus will always be a firm partner of China. I wish the Chinese people a happy Spring Festival!