Myasnikovich welcomes progress in Belarus-China relations

05 December 2013

MINSK (BelTA) - Relations between Belarus and the People's Republic of China have been developing rapidly and are very successful, Belarus’ Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich said as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Gong Jianwei over the completion of the diplomat’s term in office in Belarus, BelTA has learned.

"Our bilateral relations have gained scope," the head of government said. He added that the parties cooperate successfully not only on a bilateral basis: "We feel the support of Great China on the international arena". Mikhail Myasnikovich also noted the level of trust in the relations between the two heads of state.

The parties have signed a number of documents, exchange visits. "All this, of course, is for the benefit of our peoples," said the Premier. As for the joint projects, they are worth approximately $15 billion, according to the Belarusian head of Government. These are both the projects that have already been implemented and those in the pipeline. "For many of them we get credit support and investment," said Mikhail Myasnikovich. These are the projects in such areas as energy, infrastructure, roads, and railways. "These are landmark projects that have the investment horizon for many decades ahead," said the Premier.

He also expressed satisfaction with the fact that the parties are not confined to trade and investment cooperation. Today Belarus and China successfully implement many humanitarian projects. It is a variety of festivals, competitions, exhibitions, etc.

According to Mikhail Myasnikovich, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Belarus deserves much of the credit for the development of bilateral relations in recent years. Gong Jianwei did a great job on the post of the Ambassador and coped well with the task set out by the leadership of his country. It was therefore decided to award the Ambassador the Diploma of Merit of the Belarusian Government.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus