On January 20, 2022, President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Xi Jinping pointed out that since the establishment of diplomatic relations 30 years ago, China-Belarus relations have been forging ahead, with the traditional friendship between the two countries growing stronger as time goes by. Under our joint guidance, China and Belarus have successively established a comprehensive strategic partnership and a comprehensive strategic partnership of mutual trust and win-win cooperation. The two sides have built unbreakable political mutual trust, and carried out fruitful cooperation in various fields. Both sides have also been firmly supporting each other on issues concerning our respective core interests, and coordinating closely and effectively in international and regional affairs. After the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the two countries have been helping each other and fighting hand in hand, which has demonstrated the brotherly friendship sharing weal and woe.
Xi Jinping stressed, in recent years, President Lukashenko and I have maintained communication in various ways, and reached important consensuses on developing China-Belarus relations under the new circumstances. I attach great importance to the development of China-Belarus ties, and am willing to work with President Lukashenko to take the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries as an opportunity to promote China-Belarus comprehensive strategic partnership and Belt and Road cooperation to achieve more results, benefiting the two countries and two peoples.
Lukashenko said, over the past 30 years, Belarus-China relations have been lifted from a friendly cooperative relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership of mutual trust and win-win cooperation, with bilateral cooperation bearing rich fruits in various fields. He is confident that the people of the two countries will pass on the spirit of sincere friendship and mutual support from generation to generation.