|Wang Yi Meets with Gabonese Foreign Minister Pacome Moubelet-Boubeya|
On November 29, 2021 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Gabonese Foreign Minister Pacome Moubelet-Boubeya in Dakar on the sidelines of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
Moubelet said, African countries are greatly encouraged by President Xi Jinping's strongest call for enhancing Africa-China cooperation in his important speech at the opening ceremony of this ministerial conference. China's cooperation with Africa is not an empty promise but tangible action. We genuinely feel that China firmly stands by our side amidst the pandemic.
Wang Yi said that President Xi Jinping just announced new initiatives of large-scale vaccine assistance to Africa. China will honor its commitment and deliver vaccines to every African people in need as soon as possible. All lives are equally important. The international community shall not sit idly by while Africa is beset by the immunization gap before the development gap is yet overcome.
Wang Yi said that China always regards its relations with Gabon from a strategic and long-term perspective and stands ready to deepen mutual trust and achieve greater cooperation outcomes. China supports Gabon in playing a bigger role in international and regional affairs.
Moubelet said that Gabon and China enjoy friendly and close relations, and the Gabonese people directly benefit from practical cooperation between the two sides. China is the first country to provide Gabon with anti-pandemic supplies and vaccines, which has played a vital role in its effective COVID-19 response. Gabon unwaveringly supports the one-China principle and looks forward to deepening cooperation in agriculture, forestry and other fields with China to achieve green development and win-win results.