September 21, 2011
Belarus shows significant progress in its development under Western pressure on the country. Said the chairman of the Standing Committee of National People’s Congress Wu Bangguo when he met with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
The Chinese official noted that it was his third visit to Belarus, he recalled his visits in 1995 and 1997. What he saw today showed that Belarus is developing rapidly.
Wu praised the political stability, sustainable economy, constantly improving the standard of living in Belarus. Belarus plays an important role in international affairs.
In his opinion, all these successes were achieved in a very difficult external environment, for the past few years, “the U.S. and the West in general had a lot of pressure on the country.” “It’s tough sanctions in the economy, foreign policy – is to isolate your country. In this sense, you made great efforts to uphold the sovereignty of national security and national dignity. In recent years, Belarus has faced certain difficulties caused by the global financial crisis, increase in gas prices, tightening of sanctions of the West “- said the Chinese leader.
Wu stressed that Belarus has undertaken a number of measures to counter these challenges and now showing some results of the policy. The society keeps harmony and stability, unity and solidarity.
“As a sincere friend, we are happy to see all the success under your leadership and are confident that your country will overcome temporary difficulties and move forward,” – said Wu.
Wu Bangguo said that the main purpose of his current visit to Belarus – to achieve the implementation of agreements reached between Alexander Lukashenko and President Hu Jintao, and further promote the fruitful Belarusian-Chinese cooperation.