A two-day visit of a delegation of the Chinese city of Guangzhou to Minsk ended on 19 June. During the visit the sides discussed promising avenues of cooperation between Minsk and Guangzhou, BelTA has learned.
Deputy Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee Artyom Tsuran talked about the advancement of relations with China. In particular, he said: “We are very glad that our partners from China have fully lifted all the travel restrictions related to COVID-19. It is the first official delegation to come from one of our partner cities to Minsk. Minsk started developing relations with Chinese provinces quite a long time ago. The first agreement was signed back in 1992. All of it developed persistently and today we have six agreements with cities and provinces, including with Beijing.”
The official added that Minsk-Guangzhou relations were established in 2021. “These relations develop year after year and our trade turnover with China is getting close to $2.5 billion. We see that Chinese companies show interest in work with our country. They are interested in virtually all the export areas, including food,” the deputy head of the Minsk city administration noted.
Artyom Tsuran remarked that today's event is aimed at preparing a meeting of the top officials of Minsk and Guangzhou. “For the sake of preparing such visits we give our colleagues opportunities to visit education institutions, enterprises of the real sector of the economy, and retail outlets. Our guests were delighted by Minsk's infrastructure, but how convenient it is for receiving international delegations, including in the sphere of tourism. These matters were also in the center of attention,” he concluded.