H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo met on Thursday, January 15, in the city of Bata, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi, who is on an official visit to our country within his African tour. Both have shown their willingness to expand the existing bilateral cooperation in most sectors.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China is in Equatorial Guinea as part of the tour that is taking place in Africa and within which he has already visited Kenya, Sudan and Cameroon.
After attending the inauguration of the new building of Foreign Affairs, which is precisely a donation from China to Equatorial Guinea, Wang Yi met on Thursday, January 15, with the Head of State, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in a meeting that had as the main topic strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries and strengthening mutual political trust.
The President and the Minister agreed on the desire of both countries to expand their cooperation in fields such as energy and fisheries. In fact, they talked about the development of a new Framework Cooperation Agreement that would also focus on driving Equatorial Guinea on its way to the Horizon 2020 development plan.
After the meeting, Wang Yi said to the press that his country cherishes its friendship with Equatorial Guinea, and is willing to strengthen coordination in regional and international affairs. He also said that the new cooperation agreements will benefit everyone.
The Equatorial Guinean Head of State described China during this meeting as a “true and good friend of Equatorial Guinea.” H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo also added that he hopes to obtain China’s continued support and assistance in transforming the industry and the economy of our country.
We must recall that this visit comes at precisely the time of the 45th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Equatorial Guinea and China.
Text: Presidential Press
Photo: Xinhua Agency
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office