Chinese vice president to attend economic forum in Russia, visit Belarus

Source: Xinhua| 2018-05-21 18:02:31|Editor: ZD
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BEIJING, May 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan will travel to Russia to attend the 22nd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) and visit Belarus from May 24 to 29, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Monday.

During his stay in Russia, Wang will also exchange opinions with Russian leaders on bilateral ties and issues of common concern, spokesperson Lu Kang said at a daily press briefing.

"This visit will further strengthen high-level exchanges between the two countries, deepen all-round cooperation, and further promote the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination," Lu said.

After attending the forum in Russia, Wang will travel to Belarus, exchange opinions with Belarusian leaders on bilateral ties and visit the China-Belarus industrial park, a special economic zone developed within the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, according to Lu.

Wang's visit to Belarus will further advance bilateral ties, promote all-round cooperation, and create a good atmosphere for meetings between top leaders of the two countries during the upcoming summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), he said.