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Xi meets Belarusian president

2019/04/2607:04 Source:Xinhua News Agency

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who is here to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, in Beijing, capital of China, April 25, 2019. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday met with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who is here to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

Noting that China and Belarus are all-weather friends, Xi said the China-Belarus comprehensive strategic partnership, featuring mutual trust and win-win cooperation, has been at a high level in recent years.

The two countries have made fruitful achievements in jointly building the Belt and Road, with the China-Belarus industrial park becoming a model project, he said, adding that the bilateral pragmatic cooperation has been elevated to a new level.

Xi said the two sides should put more efforts in aligning the Belt and Road Initiative with the development strategy of Belarus, jointly promote the industrial park construction, and continuously and pragmatically deepen their cooperation in economy and trade, investment, tourism and education, and at local levels.

Lukashenko expressed congratulations on the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China, saying that Belarus has deep trust in China and will always be China's most trustworthy friend.

Belarus is willing to further strengthen mutual support with China, and the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation has become an important platform for like-minded countries to discuss cooperation, he said.

Belarus is a staunch supporter and participant of the Belt and Road cooperation, and is willing to maintain the demonstrative effect of the China-Belarus industrial park, so as to promote the jointly building of the Belt and Road in Eurasia, said Lukashenko.

The two leaders then witnessed the signing of bilateral cooperation documents, and jointly unveiled the models of China-assisted stadium and natatorium in Belarus.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who is here to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, in Beijing, capital of China, April 25, 2019. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)