Mushikiwabo in China as Beijing, Kigali bolster ties
CHINA will work with African countries to promote a new type of China-Africa strategic partnership, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, yesterday told Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo.
Mushikiwabo is currently in China to attend an international meeting.
Yang invited Mushikiwabo to attend the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) to be held in Beijing this July, according to the press release provided by the Foreign Ministry.
China and African countries, including Rwanda, will discuss new approaches and new initiatives to fully deepen the China-Africa friendship and cooperation at the conference, Yang said.
Mushikiwabo said African countries, together with China, had achieved positive results through pragmatic cooperation under the framework of the FOCAC, and pledged that Rwanda will actively participate in the Beijing conference.
She thanked China for its support for Rwanda’s economic development, noting that the Rwandan side regards China as an important partner. Yang said China is ready to work with Rwanda to further develop bilateral friendly and cooperative relations.
The two ministers also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern.