China-Visa Free/Belarus

Visa-free agreement will enhance China-Belarus ties: Belarusian official

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Beijing, China - Aug 9, 2018 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of Chinese man applying for Belarus visa
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sergey Vereyko, consul, Belarusian Embassy in China (partially overlaid with shots 3, 4):
"We see this as a great opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations and attract a larger number of Chinese visitors to Belarus. Last year, more than 40,000 Chinese citizens visited Belarus, and we hope that this measure will double the number this year."
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FILE: Minsk, Belarus - April 6, 2018 (CCTV-No access Chinese mainland)
3. Belarusian national flag
4. Chinese national flag
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FILE: Minsk, Belarus - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Great Stone Industrial Park sign
6. Belarusian, Chinese national flags

Beijing, China - Aug 9, 2018 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Sergey Vereyko, consul, Belarusian Embassy in China:
"We have beautiful nature. We have vibrant cities with long history. We have medieval castles and churches, and the list goes on. But probably the most important attraction, the most beautiful one, is our hospitable people, our cuisine, our traditions, culture. And welcome to Belarus to see it all."

FILE: Brest, Belarus - May 2, 2018 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Various of Brest Hero-Fortress Memorial Complex

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The China-Belarus intergovernmental agreement on visa-free travel is expected to boost people-to-people exchanges and enhance the two countries' bilateral ties, said a senior Belarusian consul to China.

Sergey Vereyko, consul with the Belarusian Embassy in China, made the remarks during an interview with China Central Television (CCTV) on Thursday, just one day before the agreement will go into effect. The agreement was signed in east China's coastal city of Qingdao during Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's visit to China for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in June.

The agreement stipulates that Belarusians are able to stay in China without a visa for up to 30 days in one trip, but not more than 90 days a year, and the same rule applies to Chinese citizens visiting Belarus.

Sergey said the agreement will help a growing number of Chinese people visit the Eastern European country.

"We see this as a great opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations and attract a larger number of Chinese visitors to Belarus. Last year, more than 40,000 Chinese citizens visited Belarus, and we hope that this measure will double the number this year," he said.

In addition to the capital of Minsk, there are many other beautiful and historic cities that Chinese tourists might want to visit, said Vereyko.

"We have beautiful nature. We have vibrant cities with long history. We have medieval castles and churches, and the list goes on. But probably the most important attraction, the most beautiful one, is our hospitable people, our cuisine, our traditions, culture. And welcome to Belarus to see it all," the diplomat added.

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  • ID : 8087624
  • Published : 2018-08-10 14:20
  • Last Modified : 2018-08-10 18:06:05
  • Location : Belarus;China
  • Category : politics
  • Duration : 1'55
  • Audio Language : English/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 1
  • ID : 8087624
  • Published : 2018-08-10 18:04
  • Last Modified : 2018-08-10 18:06:10
  • Location : Минск, Брест,Белоруссия;Пекин,Китай
  • Category : politics
  • Duration : 1'55
  • Audio Language : Английский/Естественный звук
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : Недоступно материковой части Китая
  • Version : 1
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