MINSK, December 4. /TASS/. The rise in relations between Belarus and China has given an impetus to the deepening of bilateral cooperation as new vectors of interaction have emerged, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko told Chinese leader Xi Jinping during talks in China.
"The historic rise in the relationship has given a powerful impetus to the deepening of cooperation in traditional areas and paved the way for new vectors and mechanisms of our cooperation," BelTA news agency quoted Likashenko as saying. "Belarus has been a reliable partner of China and will remain so," he added.
According to Lukashenko, Minsk decided that it would "cooperate and live in friendship with China" long ago. "This friendship is more than 30 years old, and we have never turned away from this path," the Belarusian president maintained.
Since March 1, when the two leaders las met, more than 120 mutual visits have been arranged, Lukashenko said. "Those have been different visits. And what pleases us most is that those have been visits that have been associated with production, as well as trade and economic relations," he said.
Lukashenko is currently making a working visit to China.