Lukashenko thanks Chinese businessman in Chinese


Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko spoke Chinese a bit despite the presence of interpreters as he met with Yang Jianqiang, First Deputy President of CITIC Construction Co., Ltd., on 22 September, BelTA has learned.

Yang Jianqiang told Aleksandr Lukashenko: “The leadership of our corporation asked me to convey warm greetings and the best wishes, primarily wishes of strong health.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko responded by saying “xiexie”, which means “thank you” in Chinese.

The Chinese guest thanked the Belarusian head of state for the opportunity to have the meeting. “You have many fans in China,” Yang Jianqiang stressed.

The executive remarked he has been working in Belarus since 2007 and he was responsible for the realization of a number of major investment projects in the country over the 15 years.

“Today is the ninth time I've been so close to you. This is why it is a great honor for me. I thank you for many years of unwavering support for our corporation,” Yang Jianqiang said.

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