China available to support Guinea-Bissau in border control

25 April 2017

The People’s Republic of China is ready to support Guinea-Bissau in the surveillance of land, sea and air borders, said on Saturday in Bissau Chinese Ambassador Jin Hongjun.

The diplomat was speaking at the end of an audience that the President of the Republic, José Mario Vaz, granted to an official mission of China’s armed forces that was in the country on 21 and 22 of April, and carried out an exhaustive survey of the situation of the armed forces of Guinea-Bissau.

Jin Hongjun also said the mission came in response to a request for aid submitted by the head of the head of the Guinea-Bissau armed forces, General Biague In N’Tan, to the Chinese military authorities, during his recent visit to China.

The mission of officers was also received by Prime Minister Umaro Sissoco Embaló by Defense Minister Eduardo Costa Sanha and the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, as well as by the heads of the three branches of the military.

The ambassador stressed that the working sessions had had good results and added that concrete actions would be announced soon.

“I refer to the need to safeguard the sovereignty of Guinea-Bissau over its air, sea and land space,” said Jin Hongjun, who mentioned training of Guinea-Bissau Armed Forces staff as another of the issues addressed during the Chinese delegation’s visit.

The mission was made up of eight officers of the three branches of the Chinese armed forces and led by Colonel and Director General of the Department of West Asian Affairs and Africa of the Office of Military Cooperation of the Ministry of National Defence of the PRC. (macauhub)