Chinese defense minister arrives in Belarus on state visit

Chinese defense minister Li Shangfu arrived in Belarus on Aug. 16, Belarusian state news agency BELTA reported, citing the country’s defense ministry.

Li’s trip, in which he will meet with Belarus' military leadership, is part of a planned state visit to both Russia and Belarus first announced on Aug. 14.

According to BELTA, pertinent questions of military cooperation in areas of mutual inte