Seminar on 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening of China and 18th Anniversary of FOCAC

The People’s Republic of China Ambassador in Malabo organised, on the evening of Wednesday 5th December, at the Hotel Anda, a seminar on the 40th Anniversary of the Reform and Opening of China and 18th Anniversary of FOCAC.

The ambassador Chen Guoyou oversaw the event, which was attended by the Secretary of State from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Maria A�ngeles Miaga Bibang, and the president of the Association of Equatoguinean Graduates from China, Armando Ela Nsue Mengue, among other guests.

The event provided several speeches, including one by Maria A�ngeles Miaga Bibang, who recalled the past history between China and Equatorial Guinea since the establishment of diplomatic relations on 15th October 1970, The journey made by the two countries since then has been marked by mutual trust, and cooperation for shared, sustainable development in all sectors of reciprocal interest, with absolute respect for the principles of the sovereign equality of states and non-interference in internal affairs”.

For his part, the People’s Republic of China Ambassador, in his speech, stated that in the last 40 years the Chinese Communist Party had led the Chinese people to fight hard so that 700 million Chinese could escape poverty, representing 70% of the global poor in the world in that period, The per capita income in China was 200 dollars in 1978. In 2017 it reached 8,690 dollars, signifying a notable rise in the quality of life of the population. Today, China has become the leading exporter in the world, the second largest importer of goods, and the largest trading partner for Equatorial Guinea”.

In reference to the subject of the seminar, he stressed that from the start of reform and opening, China had always adopted an open, modest attitude and had learned from the advanced experiences of other countries, exploring independently its own road to development in accordance with the national reality, Over 1,300 million Chinese always share with the 1,200 million Africans the same breath and the same destiny. We always respect and support Africa”.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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