Somali Foreign Minister meets with his Chinese counterpart

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Beijing, July 12, 2018 -The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E. Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad met with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Wang Yi in Beijing, where they discussed ways to develop and strengthen Somali-Chinese relations.

The fruitful meeting focused on several aspects, issues and important files after the conclusion of the eighth session of the ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) on Wednesday evening.
The Chinese foreign minister said “China will always support Somalia’s efforts to safeguard its sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, and will support the Somali government in advancing the political process, promoting social reconciliation and improving governance ability”.
“China is willing to support Somalia’s peaceful reconstruction within its capabilities” Wang said.
For his part, Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad said “Somalia has always firmly adhered to the one-China policy. He said his country actively supports the Belt and Road Initiative and hopes to enhance cooperation with China in areas including infrastructural construction, agriculture, fishery, human resources development and capability-building”.

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