Xi meets Central African Republic president

Updated: September 7, 2018 Source: Xinhua News Agency
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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday met with Central African Republic President Faustin Archange Touadera after the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) concluded on Tuesday.

Xi stressed that China has always supported and actively helped the peace process and development of Central African Republic, and hopes it will achieve new progress in its endeavor towards lasting peace and sustainable development.

China is ready to work with Central African Republic to strengthen political mutual trust, expand practical cooperation, help it improve food security and people's living standard, and continue to send medical teams to the country, said Xi.

China will continue to stand up and speak for Central African Republic at multilateral organizations, push for more international concern and input in the peace process of the country, as well as more constructive assistance.

Touadera said his country firmly abides by the one-China principle, supports China's reunification, and appreciates China's long-term help in promoting stability and economic development.

Central African Republic is ready to strengthen the exchange between political parties and governance, and to improve the practical cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, and eight major initiatives proposed by President Xi at the summit, said Touadera.

After the meeting, the two leaders witnessed the signing of bilateral cooperation documents.

Editor: Dong Ping