Guinea, China to take measures to enhance ties

Guinean President Alpha Conde (2nd L) shakes hands with visiting Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (1st L) in Conakry, Guinea, on March 22, 2017. (Xinhua/Cellou)

CONAKRY, March 22 (Xinhua) — Guinean President Alpha Conde and visiting Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi agreed on Wednesday to take concrete measures to enhance bilateral relations.

During their meeting, Yang conveyed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s greetings to President Conde.

During their talks, Yang said his visit to Guinea is aimed at implementing the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries and outcomes of the Forum on China-Africa summit held in Johannesburg so as to further promote Sino-Guinean cooperation and bring more benefits to the two peoples.

China will do its best to enhance the two countries’ friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields, Yang said.

China encourages and supports its enterprises to explore in-depth joint schemes that will benefit both sides, striving to achieve more concrete and fruitful outcomes while taking advantage of the mutual political trust and economic complementarity between the two countries, Yang added.

The Chinese State Councilor also congratulated the Guinean President on his election as rotating chairman of the African Union (AU).

As Africa’s sincere cooperative partner, China supports Conde for fulfilling his duties as AU chairman and playing a greater role in maintaining African unity and promoting peace and development in Africa, said Yang.

For his part, President Conde asked Yang to extend his warm greetings to President Xi, expressing gratitude to the Chinese president for valuing Guinea-China relations as well as for the vigorous support China has provided to Guinea for a long time.

Guinea hopes to continue working with China on deepening mutually beneficial cooperation in energy, resource, agriculture, infrastructure and human resource development and other areas, said Conde.

Guinea welcomes investment from Chinese enterprises, said Conde, adding that such investment will help Guinea enhance its capacity to realize sustainable development and speed up socioeconomic growth.

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