Visit to Peking University

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Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has visited Peking University during his working trip to China.

He met with Hao Ping, Secretary of the CPC Peking University Committee, Chair of the Peking University Council, Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress.

“The President [of China] and I are long-standing friends. We have the same views on the situation in the world and global prospects. After our meeting, negotiations have continued at the level of deputy prime ministers. All our great ambitions and agreements should be put to practice, they should be translated into specific projects. On the instructions of Xi Jinping and on my instructions, the vice premiers are doing exactly this,” the Belarusian leader said.

He also emphasized the need to intensify communication between the peoples of the two countries: “The Chinese President has placed a special emphasis on this today. We need more intensive communication between youth groups, young people in general, because they are our future.”

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, student exchanges were also discussed at the meeting with Xi Jinping. “We need to scale up student exchange programs. We need to expand cooperation beyond biotechnologies into chemistry, physics, mathematics... China is interested in this kind of cooperation,” the President noted.

The head of state also took to the ice to a well-known Belarusian song performed by the Pesniary band.

“An ice hockey match is to be held today according to the schedule. Many of our hockey players have not slept through the night. Our university has hosted more than 70 heads of state and government at different times. This is however probably the first time a foreign head of state will play a hockey match with our students,” Hao Ping noted at the meeting with Aleksandr Lukashenko.