A visit of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to China is planned in May, Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said at the meeting with China’s official Zhang Dejiang in Minsk on 18 April.
During the last visit of the Belarusian head to China in 2016 the two countries signed a joint declaration on strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation.
“Now it is important to bolster economic relations to match this high level of cooperation. For us, this is particularly important in the run-up to the visit of the Belarus president in May 2017,” Kobyakov said.
Alexander Lukashenko is to take part in the One Belt, One Road international forum and to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The two leaders last met in September 2016 in Beijing. In June 2016, the heads of states talked during the SCO summit in Uzbekistan.
In 2015, Alexander Lukashenko visited the Asian country in September to take part in the events dedicated to the 70th anniversary of victory in the anti-Japanese war and the end of the Second World War. The head of the PRC paid a visit to Belarus in May 2015.