China’s Top Legislator Meets Liberia’s President Pro Tempore of Senate

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, meets with Liberia’s President Pro Tempore of the Senate Albert Chie in Beijing, capital of China, July 17, 2019. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

BEIJING,  (Xinhua) — China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu Wednesday met with Liberia’s President Pro Tempore of the Senate Albert Chie.

Li, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), said China appreciates Liberia’s adherence to the one-China principle in the form of legislation.

The NPC will take the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries as guidance to provide legal support and guarantee to the implementation of the outcomes of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, the Belt and Road construction, and pragmatic cooperation in various fields, said Li.

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, meets with Liberia’s President Pro Tempore of the Senate Albert Chie in Beijing, capital of China, July 17, 2019. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

He called on the legislatures of both countries to intensify cooperation and enrich exchanges at different levels to contribute to the building of a closer China-Africa community with a shared future and the greater development of China-Liberia relations.

Chie said Liberia firmly adheres to the one-China principle and stands ready to work with the Chinese side to take the opportunity of the Belt and Road construction and fast growth of Africa-China cooperation to strengthen exchanges between legislatures and cooperation in various fields.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.