The ambassador thanked Liu Jingzhen for the assistance in the form of 100,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine to Belarus and emphasized the exemplary cooperation between Belarus and China in the fight against COVID-19.

The parties discussed the development of the Belarus-China cooperation in various areas, including between the Belarus President Administration and the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, education and R&D organizations of the two countries.

The trade between Belarus and China amounted to $4.6 billion, up by $0.8 million over 2019. Belarus' export increased by 9.4% ($776.9 million), import shrank by 1.7% ($3.84 billion). Belarus posted a trade deficit, however the gap narrowed by 4.1%

In 2020 the industrial output of the park's resident companies increased by 4.4 times to Br138.8 million. Their proceeds from sales rose by 3.2 times to Br188.9 million, with merchandise export up by 2.3 times to $75.8 million and fixed-capital investments up by 15% to Br104.1 million.

The revenues from selling products, works, services outside Belarus amounted to Br63.6 million (an increase of 8 times), which accounted for 33.7% of the total revenues

Cui Qiming stressed: “At present China-Belarus comprehensive strategic partnership, which is based on open and honest cooperation, constantly grows deeper while friendship of the two nations grows stronger, including as part of the joint fight against the epidemic."

Anton Dudarenok stressed that the potential of Belarus-China partnership enables the countries to maintain mutually beneficial contacts within the framework of the Belt and Road initiative and to continue aligning their development strategies.

“Over nearly six years, $650 million has been invested in the park. A supercapacitor, truck cranes, laser equipment, drones, Euro-6 engines and heavy-duty gearboxes, a 5G pilot communication zone and a multi-modal container terminal are just a few of the projects that are now underway in the park,” Aleksandr Yaroshenko said

According to the head of state, thanks to its foresight and efficient social and economic policy in 2020 China fully eradicated poverty and reached one of the Two Centenary Goals, which is to build a moderately prosperous society.

“On 10 February, Belarusian Potash Company reached an agreement with the consortium of Chinese customers (Sinochem, CNAMPGC, CNOOC) on the contract price of $247 per tonne,” the press service noted

The document was signed by future founders of the Novoera biotechnology company, the park administration and the Industrial Park Development Company

The parties spoke at length about ways to boost export of Belarusian products to China. Ni Yuefeng noted that Belarus-China trade has been on the rise against the backdrop of a slump in global trade. The export growth was driven by non-resource goods, primarily agriculture and food products, which demonstrates that Belarusian goods are getting more recognizable and competitive in the Chinese market

The parties focused on topical issues of bilateral cooperation, including development of the international railway terminal in the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone and cooperation in the organization of container transportation between China and Europe via Belarus

China is going to build 20 more social houses in Belarus. The governments of Belarus and China will sign the corresponding agreement to implement the project “Construction of social housing (third stage)”

The friendly relations were also demonstrated during the COVID-19 outbreak last year. The first plane with humanitarian aid to China was sent by Belarus.

“The parties discussed the business environment in the industrial park, benefits and advantages to its resident companies, and its development plans. Possible avenues of cooperation were also on the agenda of the negotiations. The company expressed its intent to establish a pharmaceutical factory in the Great Stone industrial park to produce a wide range of medicines, including for COVID-19,” the park said

The ceremony was attended by Belarusian Ambassador to China Yuri Senko, Chongqing Vice Mayor Li Bo, representatives of the Department for Consular Affairs of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, departments and districts of the People's Government of Chongqing, consuls general of the diplomatic corps of foreign countries accredited in the region.

The heads of state exchanged congratulations on the occasion of the anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and China (this topic was the leitmotif of today's conversation), and discussed in detail various areas of cooperation.

More than 11,000 m3 of sawn timer worth $2.4 million bound for the People's Republic of China has been sold at the 2021 first timber trading session at the Belarusian University Commodity Exchange (BUCE)

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the People's Republic of China Yuri Senko met with Secretary General of the China Association on Trade in Services (CATIS)

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