The first China-Belarus interbank seminar "Organization of investment projects financing in Belarus with participation of China Development Bank" took place on May 30, 2013 in the Head Office of Belarusbank.
The seminar was opened by the Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Belarusbank Uladzimir Novik and the Trade and Economic Counsellor of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Belarus Liu Xuesong.
Seminar opening. Welcome speech by the Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Belarusbank Uladzimir Novik
The agenda of the seminar included two sessions where presentations of China Development Bank and Belarusbank were held.
The representatives of China Development Bank presented information on the history of the creation, mission and main areas of business of China Development Bank. Special attention was paid to investments in sustainable development within the framework of China Development Bank philosophy and practice of social responsibility. Besides a detailed mechanism of investment projects evaluation and expertise as well as loan management in Chinese bank were covered. The Chinese colleagues spoke in their closing remarks about the prospective areas of financing of investment projects in Belarus together with Belarusbank.
Keynote speakers from China
From left to right: on the part of China Development Bank: Zheng Xuang - Head of the working group of China Development Bank in Belarus; Li Songzhong - Vice Head of the Assess Management Department; Qi Lianbin - Head of Education and Training Department; Li Weiwei - Senior Manager Assistant of Credit Management Department; on the part of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Belarus: Liu Xuesong - Trade and Economic Counsellor.
The representatives of Belarusbank noted in their speeches that Belarusbank is the leader in the sphere of interbank cooperation between Belarus and China and a reliable partner of Chinese companies implementing investment projects in the Republic of Belarus. Furthermore the detailed information on the system of investment project financing in Belarusbank as well as the experience in implementation of mutual projects with foreign partners was provided.
Representatives of government bodies, financial institutions of the Republic of Belarus, Belarusian business community as well as joint China-Belarus enterprises and Chinese investment companies took part in the seminar.
The participants highly appreciated the seminar and came up with a proposal to hold similar events in the future.
It should be recalled, that China Development Bank and Belarusbank signed a cooperation agreement in November 2012 which is aimed at establishment of cooperation in the sphere of financing of mutual projects.
In this respect, the seminar is an important platform for sharing of experience in the sphere of investment project realization as well as for identification of prospects for further interbank cooperation development.