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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko arrived in Beijing on Tuesday as a part of a scheduled go to the place Belarus and China will look to extend their ties. 

The Belarus state-run media outlet Belarusian Telegraph Company reported that Lukashenko will meet with Chinese language President Xi Jinping to debate points like commerce, the economic system, funding, humanitarian cooperation and responding to worldwide “challenges.” The 2 nations are additionally anticipated to signal a doc to declare cooperation in “key areas.” 

The go to comes as China has confronted some worldwide scrutiny over its ties to Moscow amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. China has formally declared neutrality within the battle, however U.S. officers have stated China has despatched Russia nonlethal assist and may also ship deadly assist. 

China has denied that it’s actively supporting Russia, and U.S. officers have warned the Chinese language authorities that it’s going to face penalties if it does ship deadly assist. 

Beijing additionally put ahead a ceasefire proposal earlier this month to finish hostilities between Russia and Ukraine, which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky indicated he’s at the very least considerably open to. 

Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated on Tuesday throughout a go to to Kazakhstan that China can’t be looking for to each assist Russia and prepare a deal for peace within the area, CNN reported

“China can’t have it each methods in terms of … the Russian aggression in Ukraine. It might’t be placing ahead peace proposals on the one hand, whereas really feeding the flames of the fireplace that Russia has began with the opposite hand,” Blinken stated. 

Lukashenko has additionally been one of the crucial vocal defenders from the worldwide neighborhood of Russian President Vladimir Putin, having been a detailed ally of Putin for a few years. He has additionally maintained shut relations with China. 

The Belarusian authorities allowed Russian troops to assemble in its territory forward of the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine final February. 

The New York Instances reported that Lukashenko advised reporters that the US is making an attempt to rally anti-Chinese language attitudes in Europe. 

“We perceive that the People are pushing Europe to go down the anti-Chinese language path,” he stated on Belarusian state media. “Europe is resisting — and rightly so, as a result of in the event that they fence themselves off from China, and God forbid additionally they come into battle with China as America can be urgent — Europe will disappear.” 

State Division spokesperson Ned Worth stated at a press briefing on Monday forward of Lukashenko’s arrival that the go to is “very a lot in line” with the issues that U.S. officers have had concerning the relationship between China and Russia. 

“However the truth that the [People’s Republic of China] is now partaking with Lukashenka, who has, in impact, ceded his personal sovereignty to Russia, is simply one other ingredient of the PRC’s deepening engagement with Russia, with all of those that are engaged with and supporting Russia’s brutal battle in opposition to Ukraine,” he stated.

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