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Wang Yi Meets with Burundian Foreign Minister Albert Shingiro
2021-12-02 15:49

On November 30, 2021 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Burundian Foreign Minister Albert Shingiro on the sidelines of the Eighth Ministerial Meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Dakar.

Wang Yi said that China and Burundi are all-weather friends and all-round partners. China is willing to take the important consensus of the two heads of state as a guide and take the successful convening of this forum as an opportunity to promote the implementation of the forum outcomes in Burundi, carry out a higher level of mutually beneficial cooperation, and help the country achieve development and revitalization.

Shingiro extended warm congratulations to New China on the 50th anniversary of the restoration of its legal seat in the United Nations, and spoke highly of China's contributions to the success of this forum. Shingiro said that the "nine programs" announced by President Xi Jinping fully meet the needs of Africa's development. Burundi looks forward to cooperating with China in agriculture, infrastructure, vocational and technical training, and medical equipment within the framework of the forum.

Shingiro said that Burundi and China share a brotherly friendship, and the two countries have always respected, trusted and helped each other. Burundi firmly supports the one-China principle, supports China in safeguarding its core interests, supports the Beijing Olympic Winter Games, and opposes the politicization of sports.

Wang Yi said that mutual support is the fine tradition of the two countries. China appreciates Burundi's firm support on issues involving China's core interests and major concerns. China also supports Burundi in safeguarding independence and national dignity, and will continue to speak up for Burundi in the international arena.

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