China interested in joint production of shoe leather with Belarus

23 October 2013

MINSK (BelTA) – Vice Premier of Belarus Anatoly Tozik and Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China Wang Yang discussed the implementation of bilateral agreements on 23 October, BelTA learnt from the Belarusian Embassy in China.

The talks were held in Chengdu where the Belarusian delegation is taking part in the 14th international fair of Western China.

The parties discussed implementation of the agreements reached during the visit of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to China in July 2013 and preparations for the forthcoming visit of the Belarusian Premier to China.

Anatoly Tozik also met with Sichuan Province Governor Wei Hong to discuss cooperation prospects between Belarus and Sichuan Province (the province has a population of 90 million people). During the meeting the Belarusian Vice Premier told Wei Hong about the experience of Guangdong Province and the city of Harbin of joining the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park by setting up sub-parks there. The Chinese side expressed interest in this opportunity.

Anatoly Tozik also met with Executive Vice-Governor of Sichuan Province Zhong Mian to discuss cooperation prospects between Belarus and the Chinese province, in particular, the use of the Chengdu - Lodz (Poland) railway service passing along the territory of Belarus to step up the bilateral trade.

During the meeting with Zhong Mian the parties discussed a possibility of establishing an export-import and investment joint venture. The Chinese side said it would like to import Belarusian meat products and powder milk and to set up an advanced joint venture producing shoe leather.

While in Chengdu Anatoly Tozik visited the New Century international exhibition center, saw the national pavilion of the Republic of Belarus and made a speech at the 6th international forum of Western China. He also visited the Huawei company to discuss cooperation prospects, promising projects in telecommunications and a possibility of Huawei’s operation in the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus