China and Guinea-Bissau analyse strengthening of cooperation

6 March 2017

A government delegation from China this weekend started a working visit to Guinea-Bissau, during which the two countries will review their friendship and cooperation and plan to increase their relationship.

The Chinese delegation, headed by the Director General of the Department for African relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Ling Song Tiang, was received by the Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló.

At the time, Ling Song Tiang highlighted the fact that relations between Beijing and Bissau have “withstood the vicissitudes of the international climate and become, over time, more consolidated.”

Ling said that the two countries will discuss and choose the most effective way to improve the relationship and added that China would be at Guinea-Bissau’s side to combat poverty and promote sustainable development.

For the various projects that China plans to perform in Guinea-Bissau, particularly in agriculture and infrastructure, Ling Song Tiang pledged that these processes would be speeded up, “so that the fruits of bilateral cooperation are visible.”

The delegation, whose visit is due to end this week, will also be received by the presidents of the Republic, José Mário Vaz and the parliament, Cipriano Cassamá. (macauhub)