belarusBelarusian President Alexander Lukashenko flew to Beijing today to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, state media reportedXi JinpingTalks. This is Lukashenko’s second visit to China this year.
The Belarusian news agency (BelTA) reported that Lukashenko’s visit to China was a “working visit”. According to Chinese state media, during Lukashenko’s state visit to China from February 28 to March 2, China fired a 21-gun salute and lined up to welcome him.
Lukashenko’s press office said the heads of state of Belarus and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping will hold consultations in Beijing from December 3 to 4. “The agenda includes trade, economy, investment, international cooperation and other issues.”
After the first meeting of Lukashenko and Xi Jinping this year, Xi Jinping once said that “the friendship between China and Belarus is unbreakable. The two sides should continue to enhance political mutual trust and become each other’s true friends and good partners. should remain.”
Lukashenko is a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin and has supported a full-scale invasion of Russia in February 2022.ukraine, allowing Russian forces to use Belarusian territory to start the war. Lukashenko has been the President of Belarus since 1994 and Western countries stay away from him.
China maintains close relations with Russia and has never condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. However, as the war in Ukraine continues to drag on, Beijing earlier this year publicly called for peace between Russia and Ukraine.