|Wang Yi Meets with First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Nikolai Snopkov|
On July 15, 2021 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Nikolai Snopkov in Tashkent.
Wang Yi said, China and Belarus are "iron-clad" friends. Under the personal promotion of the two heads of state, China-Belarus relations have maintained a high level. The two sides should implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state, uphold the spirit of mutual trust and win-win cooperation, and continuously deepen the traditional friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation to push for a strong development momentum of China-Belarus relations.
Wang Yi stressed that China and Belarus have a fine tradition of supporting and helping each other. He thanked Belarus for always standing together with China firmly and supporting China's legitimate position on issues concerning China's core interests. As a comprehensive strategic partner, China will do its best to provide support and assistance for Belarus when Belarus encounters difficulties, which is an inherent feature of the two countries' friendly relations.
Wang Yi said, China firmly supports Belarus in safeguarding its state sovereignty and national dignity, opposes reckless unilateral sanctions against Belarus and external forces' interference in its internal affairs, and will uphold justice under multilateral frameworks to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests. China is ready to work with Belarus to further elevate the level of bilateral relations and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation. China will continue to provide vaccines for Belarus to help the country overcome the pandemic thoroughly at an early date.
Snopkov warmly congratulated China on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and on the completion of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. Snopkov said, Belarus firmly believes that under the leadership of the CPC, China will certainly realize its second centenary goal and achieve greater success with its socialism with Chinese characteristics. Belarus is committed to working with China to deepen all-round cooperation and push bilateral relations to a higher level. Belarus firmly supports China and will always stand with China on issues concerning China's core interests. Belarus is ready to work with China to oppose "pseudo-multilateralism" practices that attempt to sow divisions in the world, and actively promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.