Belarus will continue to strengthen ties with China in the field of military cooperation 1805131
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|Saturday, May 18, 2013 06:29 AM|
|Belarus will continue to strengthen ties with China in the field of military cooperation.|
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko Friday, May 17, 2013, met with a Chinese military delegation headed by Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of the Central Military Committee. Lukashenko hailed the close and fruitful cooperation between the two countries in various fields and said that enhanced military ties between Belarus and China have contributed to peace and stability in the region and the world at large.
Belarusian Minister of Defense Yuriy Zhadobin (1st R) and Xu Qiliang (2nd R), vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, review a guard of honor in Minsk, Belarus, May 17, 2013. (Xinhua/Liu Hongxia)
Belarus has always given priority to its ties with China and will continue to do so in the future, Lukashenko said.
Xu passed to Lukashenko greetings from Chinese President Xi Jinping. He said China will work with Belarus to further enhance mutual trust and take relations between the two countries and their military forces to a higher level.
Xu also reaffirmed China's commitment to peaceful development and defensive military policy.
Also on Friday, Xu met with Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich and held talks with Belarusian Defense Minister Yuri Zhadobin.