Chongqing – The Consulate General of Belarus in Chongqing opened on the 28th. The consulate area covers Chongqing, Sichuan, Gansu, Shaanxi, and Yunnan.
Belarus is the twelfth country to establish a consulate general in Chongqing. The Consulate General of Belarus in Chongqing is Belarus’ third consulate general established in China after Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Yuri Senko, the ambassador of Belarus to China, has attended the opening ceremony and presented the opening remark. He said that China is one of Belarus’ major partners in the world. Belarus is actively promoting Belarus-China relations to reach new heights as “buddies.” A few days ago, the leaders of Belarus and China decided in a telephone meeting to announce that 2021 will be the regional year of Belarus and China. It is believed that Chongqing can become the pioneer of this decision and a model of regional cooperation and development between Belarus and China. The establishment of the Belarusian Consulate-General in Chongqing will provide the impetus for cooperation between Belarus and China, creating conditions for comprehensive cooperation and development between the two countries.
Li Bo, Deputy Mayor of Chongqing, said that the Belarusian Consulate’s official opening in Chongqing has injected new impetus into the friendly exchanges and cooperation between China and Belarus and also marked the opening of a new chapter in the exchanges and cooperation between Chongqing and Belarus.
In recent years, in the context of the continuous development of China-Belarus friendly relations, Chongqing and Belarus have promoted the vigorous development of exchanges and cooperation in various fields with the China-Europe Express (Yuxinou) as the link. In 2020, under the influence of the global economic downturn and the COVID-19 pandemic, the exchanges and cooperation between Chongqing and Belarus in culture, tourism, education, electronic technology, agricultural machinery, and agricultural technology, etc. rose against the trend, and the total import and export value reached 620 million and an increase of 128%. Chongqing has established friendly relations between Minsk and Wanzhou county, Koper, and Yubei district. The sister cities have watched and helped each other in the joint fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with mutual assistance.
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