"Co-operation with the People's Republic of China is exclusively strategic in its nature. All the necessary arrangements have been made at the highest level to make sure the interaction in both political and economic areas expands further. Breakthrough agreements have been reached on opening by the Government and banks of China of credit lines for Belarus to a total of around USD 15 billion on preferential terms. The leaderships of Belarus and China have created unique opportunities for intensifying bilateral ties in the field of credit and investment. Now there is a chance to use China's resources to upgrade our national economy," said President Alexander Lukashenko during the course of today's meeting on co-operation with the People's Republic of China.