Senior Chinese official says confident of future development of relations with Belarus

Yao Jianing

MINSK, Aug. 19 (Xinhua)-- Visiting senior Chinese official Meng Jianzhu said here Thursday that China-Belarus relations have seen rapid development in recent years and the Chinese side is fully confident of the prospects of the bilateral ties.

Meng, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks during a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

With the full support of President Xi Jinping and President Lukashenko, the political mutual trust between China and Belarus continues to increase and their economic and trade cooperation has yielded fruitful results, bringing tangible benefits for both peoples, said Meng.

For his part, Lukashenko said relations with China remain a foreign policy priority for Belarus.

He added that his country is ready to build the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park as part of the "Belt and Road" cooperation, and strive to lift bilateral ties to a higher level, said Lukashenko.

Later in the day, Meng, who also acted as Chinese chairman of the two countries' Intergovernmental Committee of Cooperation, presided over the second meeting of the committee jointly with Nikolay Snopko, Belarusian chairman of the committee and also deputy director of the presidential office.

The two sides vowed to further resolve outstanding issues and boost mutual-beneficial cooperation within the committee.

Meng also met with Belarusian top security officials in Minsk.


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