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Belarusian president begins China visit

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 15 July 2013
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July 15, 2013

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka said he hoped to bring Minsk's cooperation with China to a 'qualitatively new level.'Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka said he hoped to bring Minsk's cooperation with China to a "qualitatively new level."

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka is beginning a three-day visit to China.

The visit, through July 17, comes at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is expected to hold talks with Lukashenka in Beijing.

The Belarusian and Chinese sides are expected to sign a joint declaration and more than 20 bilateral agreements, protocols, and contracts.

Ahead of the trip, Lukashenka said he hoped to bring Minsk's cooperation with China to a "qualitatively new level."

He said this would include an "intensive political dialogue," as well as an expansion of "trade, economic, investment, and humanitarian" relations.

China is already involved in a range of energy and industrial projects in Belarus.

The two sides also have cooperation in the space and military-technical sectors on their agenda.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS

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