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Chinese, Eritrean FMs hold talks


Chinese, Eritrean FMs hold talks

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-06
BEIJING, May 6 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh in Beijing Monday.

Noting China cherishes the traditional friendship between the two countries, Wang said the Chinese side is willing to strengthen exchanges, enhance understanding, deepen mutual trust and achieve common development with the Eritrean side.

China’s relations with African countries are based on non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, said Wang, adding that China is ready to work with African countries including the Eritrean side to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries.

Osman said Eritrea regards China as a long-term and true friend. The Eritrean side welcomes China to play an active role in promoting peace and stability of the Horn of Africa and is willing to promote exchanges and cooperation in various fields with China.

Senior Eritrean delegation on working visit to China


Asmara, 07 May 2019 – Senior Eritrean delegation comprising Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Presidential Adviser Mr. Yemane Gebreab are on a three-day working visit to the Peoples Republic of China.

The Eritrean delegation met and held talks on 6 May in Beijing with the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Wang Yi focusing on bilateral relations and mutual cooperation as well as on regional and global issues of interest to both countries.

Expressing Eritrea’s readiness to develop strong cooperation with China for the benefit of both countries, Foreign Minister Osman Saleh said that Eritrea supports the role of China in ensuring peace and stability in the Horn of Africa.

Indicating that the policy of China towards Africa is based on non interference in the internal affairs of countries, Mr. Yang Yi said that China welcomed the positive developments in the Horn of Africa and underlined its readiness to contribute in the consolidation of the ongoing process.

The two sides assessed the relation between the two countries to date and discussed ways and means of boosting cooperation in various sectors.

During its stay in China, the Eritrea delegation will conduct similar discussions with various Chinese officials and investors.