On June 21，Beijing-Minsk Business Cooperation Promotion Conference was held in Minsk. Li Luxia, head of Beijing delegation and vice-chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Beijing Sub-Council (CCPIT Beijing) said that Beijing was willing to constantly push the business cooperation communication and trade investment development with Minsk.
Li Luxia said the friendly exchanges between China and Belarus have a long history. In September 2016, President Lukashenka paid a state visit to China and both sides announced the establishment of a comprehensive strategic partnership featuring mutual trust and mutual benefit.
By the end of 2016, China-Belarus trade volume has reached $1.524 billion. China has become Belarus's third largest trade partner and also the largest trade partner in Asia with a bright prospect for cooperation. In the context of the continuously deepening of the strategic partnership and the continuous development of ‘One Belt And One Road’ construction, Beijing held the Business Cooperation Promotion Conference in Minsk, which is a concrete practice for mutual construction as Sister Cities and Beijing's emphasis for economics and trade cooperation with Minsk.
The promotion conference was held by CCPIT Beijing and the Minsk Branch of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. More than 50 entrepreneurs from Minsk in food, art, clothing, pharmaceutical, exhibitions, law and other fields and more than 70 entrepreneurs from Beijing in the areas of energy, tourism, culture, agriculture, science, technology, economy and trade attended the promotion conference.