Lukashenko: Belarus draws upon China’s experience in many areas

15 July 2013

MINSK (BelTA) - Belarus draws upon China’s experience in many areas, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko told the Chinese Xinhua news agency. Belarus’ President gave the interview to the agency prior to his visit to the People's Republic of China, BelTA learnt from the press service of the head of state.

The interviewer drew attention to the fact that not long ago Kirill Rudyi, who has an experience of working in China, was appointed Aide to the Belarusian President, which, as he believes, points to the interest of the Belarusian side to the processes going on in the PRC.

Alexander Lukashenko confirmed that Belarus has long been interested in China’s experience and has adopted this experience in some areas.

The President stressed that there are many people in the Belarusian government who know China well. “I have been to China six times, let alone our specialists who have been to China on numerous occasions. We learn from each other, exchange the experience, and it is natural that these processes involve a big group of people who are involved in the governance of the country today,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

“We have adopted a policy to engage more young specialists in the government. By the way, we can also adopt the experience of the People's Republic of China here. You have been pursuing this policy for three five-year terms already, involving more young cadres, especially in the middle and low level of public government. This also corresponds with those approaches that we are pursuing in the governance of our state,” the President noted.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus