Belarus President Lukashenko China visit
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, a steadfast ally of Moscow, is set to visit China on Sunday and Monday for a meeting with his counterpart, Xi Jinping, announcing the Belarusian presidency, as reported by AFP.
On Monday, Lukashenko will engage in discussions with Xi Jinping, focusing on issues related to "trade, economy, investments, and international cooperation," stated the Belarusian side in a press release, without specifying whether Lukashenko has already arrived in Beijing.
Alexander Lukashenko had previously visited the Chinese capital between late February and early March, a visit that garnered careful attention amid the Russian offensive in Ukraine.
As of now, the Belarusian presidency has not mentioned this as one of the topics to be discussed during the visit.
China, a close partner of Moscow, has never publicly condemned Russia despite Western calls to do so.
Belarus shares a common border with Ukraine and Russia, countries upon which it is highly dependent financially and politically.
Translation by Iurie Tataru