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Belarus, China to discuss investment cooperation

BEIJING, 8 November (BelTA) – The agreements reached at the high level will top the agenda of the 12th meeting of the Belarusian-Chinese trade and economic commission in Beijing on 8 November, BelTA learnt from Belarus Vice Premier Anatoly Tozik, a co-chairman of the commission.

On China’s behalf the commission is co-chaired by Deputy Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan.

The meeting participants are expected to focus on the implementation of the decisions adopted by the President of Belarus and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China Wu Bangguo during their meeting in September this year. The sides will analyze the state and prospects of the Belarusian-Chinese relations in trade, loan and investment cooperation. A memorandum and a number of bilateral documents, including on the construction of the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park in Belarus, will be signed after the meeting.

Anatoly Tozik is supposed to hold a number of official meetings. On 7 November the Belarusian official met with Chairman of the Board of the China Eximbank Li Ruogu to discuss loan and investment cooperation. Belarus plans four projects that are to be funded by the Chinese soft loan.

The Belarusian delegation led by Anatoly Tozik embraces ministers and representatives of large Belarusian companies who are also due to hold talks with Chinese partners.