Xi, Lukashenko vow to cooperate on 'color revolutions' prevention
Xi Jinping and Alexander Lukashenko call to strengthen the use of national currencies in bilateral cooperation in trade.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to strengthen cooperation in defense, law enforcement, security, military training, and the battle against "color revolutions", as per a joint statement reported by the Belarusian state-run news agency Belta.
The leaders of Minsk and Beijing have also conciliated to reinforce the use of national currencies in bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, and finance.
China supports Belarus' rapid admission to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as a full member, the statement added.
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"The parties will continue to carry out comprehensive cooperation within the framework of multilateral structures, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia. China supports the accelerated entry of Belarus into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as a full member," the statement read.
It is worth noting that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is on a visit to China from February 28 to March 2. Following official talks in Beijing on Wednesday, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a joint statement on the ongoing development of Belarus and China's exceptional comprehensive strategic cooperation in the new era.
Lukashenko's visit comes at the fleet of the 31st anniversary of China-Belarus diplomatic ties, which have been steadily strengthened and upgraded over the years, with substantial success in all-around cooperation.
In September 2022, the two countries adopted a comprehensive strategic partnership that elevated bilateral ties and was widely appreciated in Minsk as it balanced against Western-led sanctions that were unfairly imposed on the country.