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President Xi Jinping Meets with President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone Stressing That China-Africa Cooperation Enjoys Bright Prospects and with Great Potential

2013/06/26

On Jun. 26, 2013, President Xi Jinping met at the Great Hall of the People with President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, who came to China to attend the second World Peace Forum.

Xi Jinping expressed that Sierra Leone has maintained social stability and rapid economic growth over the years. It reflects the historical trend, from one aspect, that Africa is moving forward as a whole. We are sincerely glad for this. Since the establishment of diplomatic relationship, China and Sierra Leone have always adhered to sincere friendship, solidarity and mutual support. The relationship between the two countries has always gone for progress. China is willing to strengthen practical cooperation with Sierra Leone in all fields, to continuously create more convergence of interest and areas of cooperation, and to achieve common development.

Xi Jinping stressed that China wishes Sierra Leone an early realization of "Agenda for Prosperity" and is willing to actively support the development of Sierra Leone in the fields of culture, education and health. China will provide help within its ability to Sierra Leone and encourage competent Chinese enterprises to carry out mutually beneficial cooperation with the Sierra Leone side in the fields of infrastructure construction, mining, telecommunications and agriculture. At the same time, the Chinese businesses are required to operate abide by law in Sierra Leone and to be rewarding to the local society. Hope Sierra Leone will take feasible measures to protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese businesses and to create a stable and reliable environment for bilateral economic and trade cooperation. China is willing to carry out cooperation with Sierra Leone in the fields of peace and security within the framework of "Initiative on China-Africa Cooperative Partnership for Peace and Security" to promote peace and stability in Africa.

Xi Jinping said, during my visit to Africa in March this year, I felt everywhere the warmth and friendship of African people, and was impressed that the African continent is full of vigour and hope. China and Africa share common destiny. Under the new situation, China-Africa cooperation enjoys bright prospects. China and Africa should always be trustworthy friends and sincere partners forever, work together to promote the new type of strategic partnership for comprehensive, in-depth development, so as to bring more benefits to Chinese and African peoples.

Koroma said that, Mr. President choose Africa as the first destination of' his visits abroad. It has strongly promoted Africa-China relations and deeply encouraged African countries and the peoples. Sierra Leone and China have respect and support for each other, and the friendly cooperation in all fields has been bearing fruitful results. Sierra Leone thanks China for the support and help, is wiling to work with China to expand cooperation and to be partners for common prosperity. Sierra Leone will further improve investment environment and welcomes more Chinese businesses to invest in Sierra Leone, carrying out mutually beneficial cooperation.

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