|President of the Republic of the Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso Meets with Yang Jiechi|
On December 5, 2021 local time, President of the Republic of the Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso met with Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi in Brazzaville.
Yang Jiechi conveyed President Xi Jinping's cordial greetings to President Sassou. Yang Jiechi said, with the personal care and leadership of the two heads of state, the comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership between the two countries has made great progress. China is willing to strengthen high-level exchanges with the Republic of the Congo, and firmly support each other on issues concerning each other's core concerns, so as to reflect the unique nature and high level of the comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership. China will take the opportunity of the implementation of the outcomes of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation to continue supporting the Republic of the Congo in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, further explore and foster new common ground and growth drivers of cooperation, and advance cooperation in different areas, including infrastructure and industrial parks in an orderly manner, so as to make contributions to the economic and social development of the Republic of the Congo.
Yang Jiechi said, as developing countries, China and the Republic of the Congo share broad consensus on major international issues. The two sides should deepen close cooperation, promote the building of a China-Africa community with a shared future in the new era, jointly oppose unilateralism, and safeguard true multilateralism, international equity and justice as well as the common interests of the developing countries.
Sassou asked Yang Jiechi to convey his best wishes to President Xi Jinping, and extended congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. Sassou said that the Republic of the Congo highly appreciates the comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership between the two countries and thanks China for providing valuable support for its fight against COVID-19 and economic recovery. The Republic of the Congo firmly adheres to the one-China policy and is willing to further consolidate mutual political trust with China. The Republic of the Congo is looking forward to further exploring cooperation with China in different areas, including energy, processing, transportation, and agriculture. The Republic of the Congo is ready to strengthen coordination with the Chinese side on UN affairs and African regional issues, oppose unilateral actions, support multilateralism, and jointly promote peace and development in Africa and the world at large.
On the same day, Yang Jiechi also met with Foreign Minister of the Republic of the Congo Jean-Claude Gakosso.