Lukashenko: Silk Road Economic Belt is a great idea promoting unity and creation

01 March 2016

The initiative to create the Silk Road Economic Belt is a great idea promoting unity and creation, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said in an interview with China Central Television (CCTV) on 1 March, BelTA has learned.

One of the questions dealt with the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone which is meant to become an important link of the new road. According to the leaders of the two countries, the park can be the pearl of the Silk Road Economic Belt.

Alexander Lukashenko stressed: “We expect (and have already started to bring this idea to life) that this project will bring serious investments to Belarus. Xi Jinping and I have a strict demand: enterprises producing cutting-edge products should be established in the park.”

“The Republic of Belarus is the center of Europe, the European Union is the hi-tech union,” the head of state continued. “It is a dead-end to make products of the previous generation and try to sell them on these markets. Therefore, it is essential to manufacture and sell products of excellent quality.”

According to the President, Belarus is prepared for it more than any other country. It has a well-developed infrastructure of railways, motorways, air transport because Belarus is at the crossroads of these routes. Besides, the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union with an active participation of Belarus opens up new opportunities.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus