Meeting with China Vice President Wang Qishan

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Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko met with China Vice President Wang Qishan who said that the leaders of Belarus and China have established the iron-clad brotherhood that never rusts. He also addressed kind words to the Belarusian head of state and remembered their meeting during his visit to Belarus.

Aleksandr Lukashenko, in turn, thanked Wang Qishan for the kind words. “I remember our meeting in Belarus and I am very happy that we met thanks to our common friend Xi Jinping,” the Belarusian leader said.

The president noted that his meeting with Xi Jinping was more ceremonial in view of the large number of meetings of the Chinese president with foreign leaders who arrive in Beijing for the Second International Belt and Road Forum. Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that the parties outlined major areas of bilateral cooperation and signed important interstate documents. “During my visit we will sign more than 20 joint agreements,” the head of state said.

“Of course, we had no time to discuss many issues during the meeting, but I told him [Xi Jinping] that I was meeting a good friend of mine and his [Wang Qishan] and I would tell him everything about the Belarusian-Chinese relations and other matters,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.