China played decisive role in strengthening Belarus’ defense capacity – Lukashenka

President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has with Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe on Friday.

“You have played a decisive role in strengthening Belarus’ defense capacity. You helped us develop an advanced space-based unit, sent a cutting-edge satellite on orbit. We have developed, together with you, the most advanced flight management center in Belarus. You have helped us develop the latest missile armament for the Belarusian army,” state-run news agency BelTA quotes Lukashenka.

According to him, Belarus will definitely not leave a favour unanswered.

“You backed us when we were facing trouble, when the West imposed sanctions on Belarus. We will not forget it. You have reliable friends here,” he stressed.

Alyaksandr Lukashenka also thanked the Chinese leadership for the economic and financial assistance to Belarus as well as for military and technical cooperation between the two countries,

In turn, Wei Fenghe stated that Belarus and China had become ‘iron brothers’.

China has repeatedly provided free military assistance to Belarus, state-run media report. In October 2017 an agreement was signed on such assistance to the amount of $4.5 million.

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