Djibouti and China vow enhancing pragmatic cooperation

China and Djibouti agreed to boost pragmatic cooperation and promote the bilateral strategic partnership to a new level.

Speaking to media this week, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang lauded the relations between the countries saying China is a sincere, reliable and long-term partner of Djibouti.

Wang thanked Djibouti for its firm support on issues involving China’s core interests and major concerns.

“Djibouti has become one of the most stable and fastest-growing countries in the Horn of Africa by giving full play to its unique geographical advantages and actively carrying out foreign cooperation,” Wang said.

Wang said that China is willing to look at its relations with Djibouti from a strategic and long-term perspective and further deepen political mutual trust with Djibouti.

On his part, Djibouti foreign minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf Djibouti called on Chinese enterprises to invest in Djibouti and more Chinese provinces and cities to carry out local cooperation with Djibouti.

He said Djibouti is also willing to strengthen communication and coordination with China on international and regional affairs of common concern.

Djibouti is willing to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in blue economy, digital economy and other fields under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

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