Belarus President heading to China
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko was heading to Beijing for talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
This is the second trip of the close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin to China this year.
Lukashenko, who according to Chinese state media was welcomed with a gun salute and military honours during his official February 28 – March 2 visit, was this time heading for “a working visit.”
“Negotiations between the head of the Belarusian state and president of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping will take place in Beijing,” report says.
“The agenda includes issues of trade, economic, investment and international cooperation.”
Lukashenko, the president of Belarus since 1994 who has been shunned by the West, backed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 by allowing Moscow to use its territory to launch the war.