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Changchun Delegation Visits Friendship City Minsk of Belarus


September 9 marks the 950th anniversary for the founding of Minsk City which was founded in 1067, situated in the central part of Belarus as the center of politics, economy, science, technology and culture. Minsk, the only capital friendship city of Changchun, has a picturesque environment and hardworking citizens. This year is the 950th anniversary for the founding of Minsk City and also the 25th anniversary for the establishment of friendship cities between Changchun and Minsk. Over the past years, the two cities have maintained friendly and cooperative relations and made remarkable achievements in such fields as economy, trade, culture, tourism and sport. Minsk has become a role model among Changchun’s friendship cities.

President Xi Jinping and his Belorussian counterpart Lukashenko have attached great importance to the relations of the two countries. The China-Belarus Industry Park in Changchun City built by the two sides is the first of its kind among the countries included in the Belt and Road Initiative. The China-Belarus Sci-tech Park is a key park unveiled by President Lukashenko. As a three-in-one international cooperation platform for sci-tech services, sci-tech entities and sci-tech finance, the China-Belarus Industry Park in Changchun City signed a project cooperation agreement with the China-Belarus Industry Park in May this year.

The delegation led by Deputy Mayor Jia Lina of Changchun City attended the celebration of Minsk City on September 9, 2017. On behalf of the People’s Government and the citizens of Changchun City, the delegation extended greetings to Minsk for the city’s prosperity and happiness of the citizens.