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Wang Yi Holds Talks with Comorian Foreign Minister Dhoihir Dhoulkamal
2022-01-07 20:50

On January 6, 2022 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Comorian Foreign Minister Dhoihir Dhoulkamal in Moroni.

Wang Yi said, Comoros is the "Country of the Moon" in the Indian Ocean, and China was the first country to recognize the independence of Comoros and establish diplomatic relations with the country. Over the past 47 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, China and Comoros have always been sincere and friendly to each other, setting a good example of treating each other as equals and win-win cooperation between large and small countries. The fact that Chinese Foreign Minister has made Comoros an important stop of his first visit at the beginning of the year reflects the great importance China attaches to the China-Comoros relations. I hope that the visit will deepen mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries in various fields and inject new impetus for the sound and steady development of bilateral relations.

Dhoulkamal said, Chinese Foreign Minister's visit to Comoros at the beginning of the new year is a vivid manifestation of the brotherhood and good cooperation between the two countries. The friendship between Comoros and China is long-lasting and strong. Marked by deep political mutual trust, win-win economic cooperation and mutual support in the international arena, the two countries have carried out exemplary cooperation. Comoros has consistently pursued the one-China policy, and this position is firm. I sincerely thank China for its help and support for the development of Comoros and stand ready to work with China to promote the cooperation between the two countries in various fields to a new level continuously.

Dhoulkamal said, China's effective management and control of the COVID-19 pandemic has fully demonstrated good governance. Meanwhile, China's strong support for the global fight against the pandemic has demonstrated its sense of responsibility as a major country. African countries were greatly heartened by China-proposed cooperation initiatives with Africa announced at the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). The forum has provided a good platform for both sides to deepen the partnership and strategic cooperation, and has helped to advance the "Emerging Comoros Plan for 2030" strategy. The Comorian side stands ready to work with China to strengthen Africa-China solidarity and jointly address global challenges such as pandemic and climate change, so as to achieve common development.

Wang Yi expressed gratitude to Comoros for maintaining the right position on issues related to China's core interests. China also firmly supports Comoros in safeguarding sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national dignity, and in exploring a development path suited to its own national conditions. Wang Yi said, in the face of challenges brought by the pandemic, both sides have stood together and supported each other. China has lost no time in providing Comoros with vaccines and anti-pandemic supplies and sending medical teams to the country, and will continue to provide COVID-19 vaccines and testing kits in accordance with the need of Comoros, so as to help Comoros achieve the goal of universal immunization. China stands ready to promote the implementation of the "nine programs" of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the FOCAC in Comoros, seek synergy with the "Emerging Comoros Plan for 2030" strategy, and help Comoros achieve greater development. The two sides need to give better play of the economic and social benefits of the completed projects, actively explore the implementation of new livelihood projects with strong feasibility and quick results, and carry out cooperation in areas where Comoros has advantages, such as spice processing and fishery. Comoros is welcome to make good use of the "green channel" for African agricultural products to be exported to China and the zero-tariff policy for products from the least developed countries to enter China, so as to promote more high-quality products from Comoros to enter the Chinese market.

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