Anatol Tozik, Belarus' deputy prime minister, arrived in China on October 19 on a seven-day visit.
On October 21, the former ambassador to China co-chaired a meeting of the Belarusian-Chinese Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation that focused on "a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation in the spheres of trade and investment" and the implementation of agreements reached during Alyaksandr Lukashenka's visit to China this past July, as well as a draft plan of developing the countries' "strategic partnership" for the period between 2014 and 2020, said the Council of Ministers' press office.
On the same day, Mr. Tozik attended a meeting of the coordinating council for the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park, which is expected to be built in the Minsk region.
On October 22, Mr. Tozik was scheduled to meet with leaders of Chinese ministries, as well as with Song Xibin, mayor of China's city of Harbin, executives representing the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and major companies such as CAMCE, Citic Construction Co. and Xuan Yuan.
On October 23 and 24, Mr. Tozik is to open Belarus' booth at the 14th Western China International Fair and speak at the 6th Western China International Forum in Chengdu. He is expected to meet with Wang Yang, China's vice premier, on the sidelines of the events. In addition, he will meet with leaders of the Sichuan province's government and visit a Volvo plant and a Huawei research and development center.