Xi Jinping concludes his state visit to Russia, Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of the Congo and attends the fifth meeting of BRICS leaders to return to Beijing

On March 30th, President Xi Jinping and the President of the Republic of Congo Sassou attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of the China-Ganghung friendship hospital in Brazzaville.

After successfully concluding his state visit to the Russian Federation, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of South Africa, and the Republic of the Congo and attending the fifth BRICS meeting in Durban, South Africa, President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing by special plane on the morning of the 31st.

President Peng Xiyuan of President Xi Jinping, Wang Huning, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, and director of the Central Policy Research Office, members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, secretary of the Central Secretariat, director of the Central General Office Li Zhanshu, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and other accompanying personnel arrived on the same plane.

Xi Jinping left Brazzaville and returned to Beijing at noon on the 30th local time after ending his state visit to the Republic of Congo. When leaving, the President of the Republic of the Congo Sassou held a grand departure ceremony at the airport. The two heads of state boarded the reviewing platform, the military band played the national anthems of the two countries, and Xi Jinping inspected the honor guards accompanied by Sassou. The president of the Senate of the Republic of Congo, Itu, National Assembly Speaker Conba, more than 30 government ministers, the governor of Brazzaville, senior military generals and more than 40 foreign embassies arrived at the airport. (Xinhua, Beijing, March 31st)

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Xi Jinping cuts ribbon for the China-Ganghh Friendship Hospital and attends the opening ceremony of the Nguwabi University Library and the unveiling of the China Pavilion

He praised the spirit of the Chinese medical team who was willing to contribute to the rescue of the deadly love and helplessness. He also encouraged young people to be the successors of the Sino-African friendship in China and Africa.

On March 30th, President Xi Jinping and the President of the Republic of Congo Sassou attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of the China-Ganghung friendship hospital in Brazzaville. Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Yishe

On March 30th, President Xi Jinping and President of the Republic of Congo Sassou attended the opening ceremony of the Nguwabi University Library and the opening ceremony of the China Pavilion in Brazzaville. This was Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan accompanied by Mrs. Sassou and his wife went to the China Pavilion to have a cordial exchange with teachers and students studying Chinese. Xinhua News Agency reporter Huang Jingwen

People’s Daily Brazzaville, March 30 (Reporter Du Shangze, Zhang Jianbo) President Xi Jinping attends ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the China-Ganghung friendship hospital in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, on the 30th, the opening of the Nguwabi University Library and the China Pavilion the opening ceremony.

At about 10 o’clock in the morning, President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan first accompanied the President Ssu and his wife to the Chinese-Gangh Gang Friendship Hospital built by China.

The drums were melodious, singing and dancing, and many local citizens and officials gathered to witness the completion of the Huimin project and express their feelings for the friendship between China and Congo. Huge Chinese and Congonian flags hang on the hospital building. Congolese Senate President Ito, National Assembly Speaker Conba, all government ministers, governor of Brazzaville, military senior generals, representatives from all walks of life, and more than 30 foreign embassies attended. Xi Jinping, accompanied by Sassu, reviewed the guard of honour and then sat down on the rostrum.

Nguyen Longdre, mayor of Brazzaville, Congolese Minister of Health and Population Ibowi, and Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng addressed the speeches respectively and praised the Sino-Ganghian Friendship Hospital as a new sign of friendship between China and Congo.

In the music of joy, the heads of state of the two countries cut the ribbon for the hospital’s completion and, in accordance with local tradition, put the cut strips on each other.

The two heads of state entered the hospital hall together. The 21 Chinese medical team members from Tianjin who worked in the hospital were delighted to meet Xi Jinping. Xi Jinping shook hands with everyone and asked them about their work and life.

Xi Jinping made an important speech. He said with deep feelings to the Chinese medical team members that you have come to the Congo thousands of miles away and provided excellent medical services for the Congolese people with superb medical skills and noble medical ethics. They have won praise from the Congolese government and people and won honors for the motherland. . I thank you on behalf of the party and the people. You have worked hard!

Xi Jinping pointed out that aiding Africa’s medical work is a difficult and glorious task. So far it has been 50 years old. In many parts of Africa, the environment is harsh, conditions are harsh, diseases are rampant, and medicines are lacking. The Chinese medical team is not afraid of hardships, and with full enthusiasm for work, it helps the local people to relieve their pain and make important contributions to enhancing China-Africa friendship. It is worthy of the title of White Angel and Friendly Messenger. The people of the motherland have never forgotten your silent dedication. In recent years, the relevant departments have been working hard to improve the working and living conditions of the medical team in aid.

Xi Jinping stressed that in the past 50 years, the Chinese medical team has not only made outstanding achievements in serving the African people, it has won the highest honor for the motherland and the people, and it has created a lofty spirit of the Chinese medical team with its own practical actions. Do not be afraid of hardships, willing to sacrifice, rescue the wounded, and love. The spirit of the Chinese medical team is not only a powerful spiritual force that inspires generations of medical team members to make unremitting efforts, but also a vivid portrayal of our national spirit. We hope that you will enhance your sense of responsibility and mission, continue to promote the spirit of the Chinese medical team, continue to promote internationalism and humanitarianism, and make new and greater contributions to helping Africa improve medical conditions and promote the friendship between China and Congo and China and Africa. I wish everyone good health, smooth work and a pleasant life.

The members of the Chinese medical team were deeply touched and encouraged by listening to Xi Jinping’s speech. They expressed their commitment to overcoming hardships, working hard to improve the country, and adding to the friendship between China and Africa.

Sassou gave a speech at the scene. He said that Chinese medical team members use dedication and superb medical skills to benefit the local people. The Congolese people thank China.

Leaving the Sino-Ganghian Friendship Hospital, Xi Jinping was accompanied by Sassou and went to Nguwaby University to attend the opening of the university’s aided library and the opening ceremony of the China Pavilion. The

Nguwabi University is the only public university in Congo. The newly built library is the only modern building of the school. The China Pavilion set up in the library is part of the “Perceive China” activity held in Congo in the recent days.

Xi Jinping and Sasso jointly cut the ribbon for the library. Subsequently, the two heads of state entered the library hall and unveiled the library and China Pavilion together. On behalf of the teachers and students, Congolese Minister of Higher Education Mohyan expressed his thanks for China’s help in improving the Congolese teaching conditions.

Xi Jinping and Sasso walked into the library and visited a reading room in the first floor. The spacious and bright rooms, modern equipment, and rich and varied books provide a new learning environment for teachers and students. The students welcomed Xi Jinping with applause and Xi Jinping greeted the students.

Xi Jinping went to the China Pavilion on the second floor where there are books and CD-ROMs introducing China. The TV shows Chinese cultural programs. Teachers and students from Congo began here, sensing China, understanding China, and falling in love with China. The

Xi Jinping chatted cordially with teachers and students. The students told Xi Jinping in Chinese. They love Chinese culture and they are learning Chinese. They hope to have the opportunity to study in China in the future. After studying, they will engage in Gangzhong exchanges and cooperation. Xi Jinping encouraged them to learn Chinese well and be the successor of China-Croatia and Sino-African friendship.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others participated in the above activities.

On the afternoon of the 29th, local time, President Xi Jinping and the World Health Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis, Peng Liyuan, accompanied by the Congolese President, Mrs. Satsuo Antoinette, visited the Brdani Abandonment Child Adoption Center in Brazzaville. Children adopted by the Center, especially children with AIDS, express their support for the prevention of AIDS.

When they arrived at the adoption center, the children presented flowers to Peng Liyuan and sang Congolese children’s songs. Peng Liyuan talks cordially with the two nuns, the founders of the center, Ensanda and Lush. She said that today I am entrusted by WHO to come to see you, thank you for your dedication to fight AIDS and take care of children with AIDS, and hope that children will overcome disease and grow up healthily in social care. Peng Liyuan presented the center with computers, toys, schoolbags and other cultural and educational supplies.

The Bedania Abandonment Child Adoption Center was established in 1989 and currently employs more than 50 children aged 1 to 16 years, including children with AIDS and children with disabilities.

Subsequently, Peng Liyuan visited the Congolese Women’s Handicraft Exhibition accompanied by Antoinette.
 
            

Xi Jinping’s Speech at the Republic of Congo (Full Text)

Jointly writing a new chapter in the friendship between the Chinese and African people – a speech at the Parliament of the Republic of the Congo

(March 19, Brazzaville, March 13, 2003)

President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping

Dear President Sassou,

Distinguished Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament and Speaker Komba,

Members,

Ladies and gentlemen, friends:

Hello everyone! I am very happy to have the opportunity to meet with my colleagues and friends in Brazzaville. First of all, on behalf of the Chinese government and people, and in my own name, I would like to extend my sincere greetings and best wishes to all the friends present here and through you to the warm and friendly Congolese people!

For a long time, all of you here have been actively engaged in the Sino-Congolese friendship and have promoted China-German exchanges and cooperation in different aspects and made important contributions to the development of China-German relations. Here, I extend my highest respect and sincere thanks to you!

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Congo for half a century, the two sides have been meticulously nurtured and diligently poured out. The tree of friendship between China and Congo has thrived. Today, it is deeply rooted and full of fruits. The comprehensive cooperative partnership between China and Congo in solidarity and mutual assistance has become a model for South-South cooperation. The promotion of friendly cooperation between China and Congo has become a strong consensus of the two governments and peoples.

Although China and Congo are far apart and have different national conditions, the relationship between the two countries has always maintained a strong vitality. The reason for this is that our two countries have established solid political mutual trust on the basis of common ideas and our two countries have established the goal of achieving common development. In the form of mutually beneficial cooperation in various forms, the two peoples of the two countries have forged a profound brotherhood in their adversity and sincere mutual assistance.

In April 2010, after a strong earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai Province, China, the Congolese government generously donated funds to build a primary school in the disaster-hit area. President Sassu himself personally named it “Zhonggang Friendship Primary School.” Now, the children in the disaster-stricken area have spacious new school buildings. They can read and study quietly and run and laugh on the sports ground. All the students in the school eagerly stated in the thank-you note addressed to President Sassou: “The birds are more free because of the vastness of the sky, the horses are more robust because of the broadness of the grassland, and the flowers are even more exposed to sunlight and rain. Gorgeous, our lives are better because of the help of the Congolese government and people.” On behalf of these children, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Congolese government and people!

Ladies and gentlemen!

During this visit to Africa, I had a friendly meeting with the leaders of many African countries and had extensive contacts with people from all walks of life in Africa. I have two prominent feelings.

First, Africa is a continent full of vitality and hope. During the visit, I deeply felt the eager yearning and enthusiastic pursuit of the African people for a better life, and deeply felt the firm belief and strong determination of African leaders to lead the people in their national rejuvenation. This is the most important driving force for the development of Africa. We are pleased to see that in recent years, the situation in Africa has remained generally stable and the economy has continued to grow rapidly.

Although there have been some turbulences in parts of Africa, I firmly believe that these difficulties and twists and turns cannot stop Africa from moving toward peace, development and progress. At this moment, I remembered the poem of an African poet: “Go forward, Africa, let us hear the rhythm of victory in your song!”

The second point is that China-Africa cooperation is promising and has bright prospects. Since the middle of the last century, both in the struggle for national independence and the liberation of the people and in the search for a development path suited to their own national conditions, the Chinese and African people have always sympathized with and supported each other. In the new era, our two sides once again faced the same historical mission on the road to national development and the people’s well-being and achieved fruitful cooperation.

Looking ahead, China’s development will bring unprecedented opportunities to Africa. Africa’s development will also bring unprecedented opportunities for China’s development. We and the two sides should join hands and continue to take the road of mutually beneficial cooperation and common development. We are willing to work with our African friends to seize the historical opportunity, deepen pragmatic cooperation, advance Sino-African friendship, and benefit the people of China and Africa.

Ladies and gentlemen!

The new developments and changes in the international situation have brought us rare opportunities for development and brought us serious challenges. It is the common aspiration of all peoples that peace is not a war, development is not poverty, and cooperation is not to confront.

We advocate the promotion of the spirit of equality, mutual trust, tolerance, mutual benefit, and win-win cooperation in international relations and jointly safeguard international fairness and justice. All countries must abide by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and adhere to the principle that all countries, big or small, strong or weak, rich or poor, are equal, respect the diversity of world civilizations, diversify the development path, promote the democratization of international relations, advance the progress of human civilization, and safeguard world peace and stability. Enhance the common interests of mankind.

China will continue to hold high the banner of peace, development, cooperation, and win-win outcome. It will unswervingly commit itself to safeguarding world peace and promoting common development. No matter how the international situation changes, China has always been a good friend and partner of all-weather in Africa.

China will unswervingly cooperate with African countries in solidarity and assistance, continue to increase aid to Africa, expand non-trade and investment, strengthen non-pragmatic cooperation with Africa, and join hands to meet the challenges posed by world economic risks and difficulties.

China will unswervingly increase mutual trust with African countries, consolidate China-Africa’s traditional friendly political foundation, support African countries to follow their own development path suited to their national conditions, and support African countries and African Union and other regional organizations in safeguarding national sovereignty and independently resolving this continent. The efforts of the issue play a constructive role in maintaining peace and security in Africa.

China will unswervingly cooperate with African countries, strengthen coordination in international affairs, jointly tackle global challenges such as climate change, food security, poverty reduction and development, and participate in the formulation of international economic, financial and trade rules, and promote international politics. The economic order has developed in a more just and reasonable direction.

Ladies and gentlemen!

China-Africa traditional friendship is deeply rooted in the people. The profound friendship between the peoples of China and Africa is an important social foundation for China-Africa relations. Only with the enthusiastic participation of the peoples of both sides can China-Africa friendship be viable and vital, and the foundation of China-Africa cooperation can be continuously consolidated. Only by letting the achievements of China-Africa cooperation continue to benefit both peoples, can the development of China-Africa relations be more widely and firmly supported and supported by both peoples.

The folks know each other. Culture is an important bridge and link for people of all countries to increase mutual understanding and friendship. Humanities exchanges are an important pillar of the new type of strategic partnership between China and Africa. The development of China-Africa relations requires both the “hard” support for economic and trade cooperation and the “soft” support for humanistic exchanges. Humanities exchanges will provide rich cultural nutrition for the development of China-Africa relations and inject a strong spiritual force!

We are pleased to see that in recent years, China-Africa people-to-people exchanges and humanities exchanges have shown a new phase of rapid development, with increasingly rich contents, increasingly diverse forms, and increasingly fruitful results.

At the same time, we must also realize that there is still much room for the development of civil and cultural exchanges between China and Africa in terms of the expectations of the people of Central Africa and the potential for the development of China-Africa relations.

We should provide more information sources for direct contacts between the two peoples and enhance mutual understanding. Only in this way can the Sino-African friendship take root in the hearts of both peoples and dissolve into the blood of both peoples, which will be handed down from generation to generation and carried forward.

I heard a moving thing. One night in December 2012, Brazzaville suddenly plunged into heavy rain, and some houses in the suburbs were flooded. Three afflicted Chinese overseas Chinese were already out of danger, but when they discovered that their neighbors were still unaware of the danger, they decided to risk their lives to swim near the flooded houses, struggling to open the roof and rescue 12 Congolese people. Neighbors, including 5 children. Their righteous actions were praised by local residents.

This case fully shows that the development of China-Africa’s new type of strategic partnership is rooted in the people and the source of exchanges. Let us work together and use the friendship of the people of China and Africa as a pen, and use the land of China and Africa as a piece of paper to compose a new chapter in the friendship between the Chinese and African peoples!

Ladies and gentlemen!

The legislature plays an important role in the country’s social and political life. The exchanges and cooperation between the legislative bodies of the two countries and direct exchanges between parliamentarians are an important part of the relations between the two countries and an important channel for enhancing mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples. It is hoped that the legislatures of the two countries will continue to maintain the momentum of friendly exchanges and sincere cooperation. I hope that Members will give full play to their own advantages and contribute to deepening the friendship between the two peoples.

Ladies and gentlemen!

There is also a time when there is a good time together. I will soon leave Brazzaville to return to China. The friendly smile of the Congolese people will often surface in front of me. The sincere words spoken by the Congolese people will always ring in my ear.

I will cherish the joys, emotions and friendship harvested during this trip to Africa in the depths of memory. The brotherly friendship of the African people with the Chinese people will inspire us to make unremitting efforts to promote the friendship between China and Africa.

I believe that the friendship between China and Africa will continue to flow like the Yangtze River and the Congo River.

thank you all.

(People’s Daily Brazzaville, March 29th)
 
            

Xi Jinping: Jointly writing a new chapter in the friendship between the Chinese and African peoples

On March 29, President Xi Jinping gave a speech at the parliament building of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Brazzaville.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Huang Jingwen

Xi Jinping gives a speech in the Republic of Congo

Jointly write a new chapter in the friendship between the Chinese and African peoples

People’s Daily Brazzaville, March 29 (Reporter Du Shangze, Zhang Jianbo) President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech entitled “Toward a New Chapter of China-Africa People’s Friendship” in the Parliament of the Republic of Congo on the 29th.

At 5 o’clock local time, accompanied by President Sassou, Xi Jinping arrived at the parliament meeting building, and the National Assembly Speaker Conba, the Senate President Ito and members of the House of Representatives met.

When the two heads of state entered the large conference hall, the audience rose welcome. In the warm applause of the audience, Xi Jinping made an important speech.

Xi Jinping pointed out that since the establishment of diplomatic relations for half a century, the tree of China-German friendship has grown up, with deep roots and leaves and fruitful results. The comprehensive cooperative partnership between China and Congo in solidarity and mutual assistance has become a model for South-South cooperation.

Xi Jinping said that during this visit to Africa, I had a friendly meeting with leaders of many African countries and had extensive contacts with people from all walks of life in Africa. I deeply feel that Africa is a continent full of vitality and hope. China-Africa cooperation is promising and has bright prospects. In the new era, China’s development will bring unprecedented opportunities to Africa. Africa’s development will also bring unprecedented opportunities for China’s development. Both sides should continue to take the road of mutually beneficial cooperation and common development.

Xi Jinping emphasized that in the face of new developments and changes in the international situation, China will continue to hold high the banner of peace, development, cooperation, and win-win cooperation, and will unswervingly commit itself to safeguarding world peace and promoting common development. No matter how the international situation changes, China has always been a good friend and partner of all-weather in Africa. China will unswervingly cooperate with African countries in solidarity, mutual trust, and close cooperation.

Xi Jinping stressed that true friends are the most valuable. In April 2010, after a strong earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai Province, China, the Congolese government donated a primary school to the disaster-hit area. President Sa Su personally named it “China-Gangsu Friendship Primary School.” All the students in the school eagerly stated in the thank-you note addressed to President Sassou: “The birds are more free because of the vastness of the sky, the horses are more robust because of the broadness of the grassland, and the flowers are even more exposed to sunlight and rain. Gorgeous, our life is better because of the help of the Congolese government and people.” On behalf of these children, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the Congolese government and people.

Xi Jinping said that in the night of December 2012, Brazzaville suddenly plunged into heavy rain, and some houses in the suburbs were flooded. The three afflicted Chinese overseas Chinese were already out of danger, but when they discovered that their neighbors were still unaware of the danger, they decided to risk their lives and rescued 12 Congolese neighbors, including 5 children. Their righteous actions were praised by local residents.

Xi Jinping pointed out that the above examples fully demonstrate that China-Africa relations are rooted in the people and the source is in exchange. The folks know each other. The development of China-Africa relations requires both the “hard” support for economic and trade cooperation and the “soft” support for humanistic exchanges. Cultural exchanges are an important pillar of China-Africa’s new type of strategic partnership. We should build more platforms for the people of both sides and provide more sources of information for mutual understanding so that China-Africa friendship can be passed down from generation to generation and carried forward.

Xi Jinping finally stated that I will soon leave Brazzaville to return to China. I will always treasure the joys, emotions and friendships harvested in this trip to Africa. Let us work together and use the friendship of the people of China and Africa as a pen, and use the land of China and Africa as a piece of paper to compose a new chapter in the friendship between the Chinese and African peoples.

Xi Jinping’s speech aroused strong sympathy from the audience. From time to time, great applause broke out in the Great Hall. At the end of the speech, the audience stood up and rhythmically applauded for a long time.

In his speech, Comba said that the peoples of China and Ghana have always stood firmly together, and the two countries have been working more closely together to benefit the Congolese people. The Congolese people cherish the friendship of the Chinese people. The successful experience of China’s development has given Congo a lot of inspiration. Congo hopes to strengthen cooperation with China.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others participated.
 
            

Xi Jinping Holds Talks with President of the Republic of Congo Sassu

Emphasizes the development of a comprehensive partnership of solidarity and mutual assistance

On March 29, President Xi Jinping held talks with the President of the Republic of the Congo Sassou in Brazzaville.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Huang Jingwen

On March 29, President Xi Jinping arrived in Brazzaville and began a state visit to the Republic of the Congo. This is Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan waving to the welcome crowd.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Lan Hongguang photo

People’s Daily Brazzaville, March 29 (Reporter Du Shangze, Zhang Jianbo) President Xi Jinping held talks with President of the Republic of the Congo Sassou in Brazzaville on the 29th. The two heads of state unanimously stated that they will work together to establish and develop a comprehensive partnership of solidarity and mutual assistance.

Xi Jinping said that as soon as I set foot on the Congolese soil, I was warmly welcomed by the Congolese government and people, reflecting the deep traditional friendship between the two peoples. China and Congo have always treated each other with sincerity, friendship and cooperation and firmly supported each other on major issues involving the other party’s core interests. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Congo. It is hoped that the two sides will work together to deepen friendship and mutual trust so that the all-round cooperative partnership of solidarity and mutual assistance between the two countries will reach a new height and a new leap will be achieved.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China attaches great importance to Congo’s relevant cooperation requirements and is willing to continue to provide Congolese assistance within its capabilities and strive to launch large-scale cooperation projects at an early date. China encourages powerful Chinese companies to participate in the construction of the Congo Special Economic Zone.

Sassou said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the past 50 years ago, the relations between the two countries have made considerable progress and the cooperation in various fields has yielded fruitful results. Congo thanks China for its valuable assistance in the economic and social development of the Congo and hopes to continue to strengthen the construction of highway and railway infrastructure with the Chinese side. Cooperation in other fields.

Sassou said that China respects Africa, helps Africa, and does not interfere in the internal affairs of African countries. Some people say that China engages in neo-colonialism in Africa. This has ulterior motives. The people of Africa have experienced colonialism and know what colonialism is and they will never be misled by this argument. The African people support Africa-China cooperation and hopes that China will play a greater role in promoting peace, stability and development in Africa.

After listening to Sassou’s introduction on the situation in Africa, Xi Jinping pointed out that solidarity and cooperation are important foundations for the revival of Africa. “Dispersal” will inevitably lead to chaos, and “chaotic” will inevitably fall into the quagmire of backwardness. Africa wants to unite and strengthen itself. The development of friendly cooperation with African countries has always been an important cornerstone of China’s foreign policy, and it is also China’s long-term firm strategic choice. In the new era, China’s policy of strengthening non-solidarity cooperation will not change, the determination to promote peace and development in Africa will not change, and the position of supporting Africa’s joint self-reliance will not change. China is willing to be a reliable friend and sincere partner of African countries forever and is willing to continuously strengthen and deepen the new type of China-Africa strategic partnership within the framework of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum.

After the talks, the two heads of state jointly witnessed the signing of a series of cooperation documents between the two parties.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others participated in the above activities.
 
            

Xi Jinping Holds Talks with President of the Republic of Congo Sassu

Emphasizes the development of a comprehensive partnership of solidarity and mutual assistance

On March 29, President Xi Jinping arrived in Brazzaville and began a state visit to the Republic of the Congo. This is Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan waving to the welcome crowd.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Lan Hongguang photo

On March 29, President Xi Jinping held talks with the President of the Republic of the Congo Sassou in Brazzaville.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Huang Jingwen

People’s Daily Brazzaville, March 29 (Reporter Du Shangze, Zhang Jianbo) President Xi Jinping held talks with President of the Republic of the Congo Sassou in Brazzaville on the 29th. The two heads of state unanimously stated that they will work together to establish and develop a comprehensive partnership of solidarity and mutual assistance.

Xi Jinping said that as soon as I set foot on the Congolese soil, I was warmly welcomed by the Congolese government and people, reflecting the deep traditional friendship between the two peoples. China and Congo have always treated each other with sincerity, friendship and cooperation and firmly supported each other on major issues involving the other party’s core interests. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Congo. It is hoped that the two sides will work together to deepen friendship and mutual trust so that the all-round cooperative partnership of solidarity and mutual assistance between the two countries will reach a new height and a new leap will be achieved.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China attaches great importance to Congo’s relevant cooperation requirements and is willing to continue to provide Congolese assistance within its capabilities and strive to launch large-scale cooperation projects at an early date. China encourages powerful Chinese companies to participate in the construction of the Congo Special Economic Zone.

Sassou said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the past 50 years ago, the relations between the two countries have made considerable progress and the cooperation in various fields has yielded fruitful results. Congo thanks China for its valuable assistance in the economic and social development of the Congo and hopes to continue to strengthen the construction of highway and railway infrastructure with the Chinese side. Cooperation in other fields.

Sassou said that China respects Africa, helps Africa, and does not interfere in the internal affairs of African countries. Some people say that China engages in neo-colonialism in Africa. This has ulterior motives. The people of Africa have experienced colonialism and know what colonialism is and they will never be misled by this argument. The African people support Africa-China cooperation and hopes that China will play a greater role in promoting peace, stability and development in Africa.

After listening to Sassou’s introduction on the situation in Africa, Xi Jinping pointed out that solidarity and cooperation are important foundations for the revival of Africa. “Dispersal” will inevitably lead to chaos, and “chaotic” will inevitably fall into the quagmire of backwardness. Africa wants to unite and strengthen itself. The development of friendly cooperation with African countries has always been an important cornerstone of China’s foreign policy, and it is also China’s long-term firm strategic choice. In the new era, China’s policy of strengthening non-solidarity cooperation will not change, the determination to promote peace and development in Africa will not change, and the position of supporting Africa’s joint self-reliance will not change. China is willing to be a reliable friend and sincere partner of African countries forever and is willing to continuously strengthen and deepen the new type of China-Africa strategic partnership within the framework of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum.

After the talks, the two heads of state jointly witnessed the signing of a series of cooperation documents between the two parties.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others participated in the above activities.
 
            

Xi Jinping Successfully Ends Its Trip to Four Countries

Chinese President Xi Jinping ended his state visit to the Republic of the Congo and left Brazzaville on the 30th to return home.

The Republic of Congo is the last stop for Xi Jinping’s first visit since he took office.

From March 22 to March 30, Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Russia, Tanzania, South Africa, and the Republic of Congo and attended the fifth meeting of leaders of the BRICS countries in Durban, South Africa. The four countries have made great achievements.

On the 22nd, Xi Jinping held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow and had an in-depth exchange of views on China-Russia relations and major international and regional issues, and reached important consensus on strengthening China-Russia all-round strategic cooperation. The two heads of state jointly signed a joint statement between China and Russia on cooperation and win-win, and deepened comprehensive strategic partnership. The direction and key cooperation areas for the development of Sino-Russian relations in the future will be determined, and the position of the two countries on strategic cooperation and major international issues will be declared. Advocate. The two sides signed cooperation documents in the areas of economy, trade, energy, investment, localities, humanities, and environmental protection. Xi Jinping and Putin also attended the opening ceremony of the China Tourism Year in Russia.

On the 23rd, Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the Moscow Institute of International Relations, expounding his views on the current international situation, China’s foreign policy, and the development of China-Russia relations.

This visit has injected new impetus for the sustained healthy and stable development of China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.

On the 24th, Xi Jinping held talks with Tanzanian President Kikwete in Dar es Salaam. The two heads of state decided to inherit the traditional friendship between China and Tanzania, build and develop a mutually beneficial and win-win comprehensive cooperative partnership, and upgrade Sino-Tanzanian relations to a higher level. The two sides signed cooperation documents in the fields of economy, trade and culture. On the 25th, Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the Nyerere International Conference Center, which comprehensively expounded China-Africa relations and China’s policy toward Africa.

On the morning of the 26th, Xi Jinping held talks with South African President Zuma. The leaders of the two countries agreed to regard China-South Africa relations as the strategic fulcrum and priority of their respective countries’ foreign policies. We are willing to further expand and deepen the political, economic and trade cooperation, humanities exchanges and exchanges in international and regional affairs between the two countries in the principle of “friendly, mutual trust, equality, mutual benefit, cooperation, mutual benefit, mutual development, and common development” and promote the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and South Africa. Constantly to a new level.

From the 27th to the 28th, Xi Jinping attended the fifth meeting of leaders of the BRICS countries in Durban, South Africa, the dialogue between leaders of the BRICS countries and African leaders, the breakfast meeting with business people, and the breakfast meeting with African leaders. And so on, and met with leaders of the relevant BRICS and African countries. Xi Jinping’s keynote address at the meeting of BRICS leaders emphasized that strengthening cooperation with BRICS countries has always been one of the priorities of China’s foreign policy. China will continue to strengthen cooperation with BRICS countries so that BRICS countries will have stronger economic growth, more perfect cooperation framework, more fruitful cooperation results, bring tangible benefits to people of all countries, and make greater contributions to world peace and development!

From the 29th to the 30th, Xi Jinping paid a state visit to the Republic of the Congo. During the talks with President Sass, he stated that he will work together to establish and develop a comprehensive cooperative partnership of solidarity and mutual assistance. Xi Jinping said that next year is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Congo. He hoped that the two sides will work together to deepen friendship and mutual trust, so that the all-round cooperative partnership of solidarity and mutual assistance between the two countries will reach a new level and a new leap will be achieved.

Xi Jinping’s visit was highly concerned by the international community. (Xinhua Brazzaville, March 30)
 
            

Xi Jinping begins his state visit to the Republic of the Congo

On March 29, President Xi Jinping arrived in Brazzaville and began a state visit to the Republic of the Congo. The President of the Republic of the Congo Sassu held a grand welcome ceremony at the airport. This is Xi Jinping’s inspection of the guard of honor and the air, sea, and air forces and special forces troops accompanied by Sasso.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Lan Hongguang photo

People’s Daily Brazzaville, March 29 (Reporter Du Shangze, Zhang Jianbo) President Xi Jinping arrived in Brazzaville on the 29th and began a state visit to the Republic of the Congo.

Brazzaville, like the sun, heat waves hit people. At about 12 o’clock local time, Xi Jinping’s special plane arrived at Brazzaville Maya Maya International Airport. Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan stepped down the ramp and were warmly received by President Sassu and his wife. The heads of state of the two countries shook hands and offered flowers to local children. The president of the Senate of the Republic of Congo, Itu, National Assembly Speaker Conba, 33 government ministers, Governor of Brazzaville, senior military generals, and more than 30 foreign embassy delegations arrived at the airport.

Sassu held a grand welcome ceremony at the airport. The heads of state of the two countries boarded the reviewing platform, and the military band played the national anthems of both countries. Xi Jinping reviewed the honor guards, the air, sea, and air forces and the special forces team and watched the breakdown. Subsequently, Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan were accompanied by Sassou and his wife and watched a unique African-style song and dance.

From the airport to the hotel’s roads, which stretch for several kilometers, the national flags of China and Rwanda are hung everywhere, and huge placards celebrating the traditional friendship between China and Congo are erected. Tens of thousands of local people braved the heat and dressed in costumes bearing the national emblems of the two countries and the portraits of the two heads of state, waving the national flags of both countries, chanting enthusiastically, accompanied by cheerful drums singing and dancing, and happily greeting the Chinese guests as festive holidays. arrival. “Hello!” “Long live the friendship between China and Congo!” “The cooperation between China and Congo lasts forever!” Songs, applause and cheers come and go. The wave of friendship has gone higher than a wave.

Xi Jinping delivered a written speech at the airport and extended sincere greetings and best wishes to the Congolese people. Xi Jinping said that since the establishment of diplomatic ties 49 years ago, China and New Zealand have always treated each other with sincerity and solidarity. The relationship between China and Congo is a model of South-South cooperation. It is believed that this visit will enhance mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation and push China-Uzbekistan relations to a new level.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and other accompanying personnel arrived on the same plane.

The Chinese ambassador to the Republic of the Congo also greeted the key at the airport.

Xi Jinping arrived in Brazzaville from Durban by special plane after finishing his visit to South Africa and attending the fifth meeting of BRICS leaders. When he left Durban, South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Marsha Bane arrived at the airport. The Republic of the Congo is the last stop for Xi Jinping’s visit.
 
            

Xi Jinping: Only when the development of China-Africa relations is not completed

On March 28th, President Xi Jinping held a breakfast meeting with leaders of African countries in Durban, South Africa.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Lan Hongguang photo

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Xi Jinping emphasized at a breakfast meeting with African leaders

When the development of China-Africa relations is not completed, only when it is carried out

People’s Daily, Durban, South Africa, March 28 (Reporter Du Shangze, Jiang security) President Xi Jinping held a breakfast meeting with leaders of African countries on the 28th in Durban, South Africa. The leaders of the participating countries exchanged in-depth views on China-Africa relations and the situation in Africa and elaborated on their policy proposals.

President of South Africa Zuma, President of Angola Dos Santos, President of Côte d’Ivoire Ouattara, President of Benin Yai, President of Mozambique Guebuza, President of Uganda Museveni, President of Equatorial Guinea Obiang, President of Guinea Conte, President of Chad Deby, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hermariam, Algeria’s Speaker Salah and AU Commission Chairman Zuma attended the breakfast meeting.

Xi Jinping first said that I use the leaders of African countries to come to South Africa to participate in the dialogue between BRICS leaders and leaders of African countries, to meet with everyone in the form of a breakfast party, and to hear African countries think about developing China-Africa relations.

Leaders of African countries made speeches and praised the traditional friendship between Africa and China. They said that looking ahead, Africa is a continent full of hope. To achieve sustainable development, Africa must tap potential, develop agriculture, break through bottlenecks in infrastructure, promote diversification of industrial and trade structures, and achieve industrialization and integration. China-Africa cooperation is based on mutual trust, mutual benefit, and mutual non-interference in internal affairs. China’s investment and assistance have strongly promoted the economic and social development of African countries and are welcomed by the African people. Facts have proved that China is a reliable friend and partner of Africa. The assertion that China engages in “neo-colonialism” in Africa is groundless. African countries hope to learn from the successful experience of China’s development and continue to strengthen Africa-China cooperation. He hopes that China will continue to speak up for Africa on international occasions. African countries will also firmly support China as always. It is believed that China will play a more constructive role in the cause of peace and prosperity in Africa. Africa-China relations will certainly continue to be a model for cooperation among developing countries.

After hearing the above speech, Xi Jinping made an important speech. He said that at present, the cause of peace and development in Africa is at a new critical stage. Africa’s economy is booming, and the United States has made new strides with its own strengths, and its international status has been increasing. At the same time, Africa still faces many challenges in seeking peace, seeking stability, and promoting development. I believe that as long as Africa maintains peace and stability and actively explores a path of development that suits its own reality, Africa will surely usher in a brighter development prospect.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China and Africa are the shared fate community. History has repeatedly proved that if China develops well, the development of Africa will be more smooth; if Africa develops smoothly, China’s development will be better. At present, the international situation is undergoing profound and complex changes. The development of China-Africa relations is facing unprecedented opportunities as well as tests of new situations and new issues. No matter how the international situation changes, China will resolutely pursue a non-friendly policy and will always be a reliable friend and sincere partner of African countries, and will make greater contributions to the cause of peace and development in Africa.

First, China will forever be a firm defender of peace and stability in Africa, and will firmly support African countries to solve their own regional problems, actively participate in the mediation and resolution of hot issues in Africa, and encourage African countries to solve problems through dialogue and consultation.

Second, China will always be a firm promoter of African prosperity and development. The Chinese government will actively take measures to encourage Chinese companies to expand their investment in Africa and continue to require Chinese companies to actively fulfill their social responsibilities.

Third, China will always be a strong supporter of Africa’s joint self-reliance. China is willing to deepen cooperation with the AU and African subregional organizations and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and promote the integration of Africa.

Fourth, China will always be a firm promoter of Africa’s equal participation in international affairs. We call on the international community to play a constructive role in the cause of peace and development in Africa.

Xi Jinping finally emphasized that when the development of China-Africa relations is not completed, it will only take place. We are willing to work with African countries to promote the development of China-Africa relations to a higher level and a wider area.

Breakfast will be friendly and lively, filled with the rich atmosphere of friendly Sino-African friendship.

Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, and Yang Jiechi participated in the above activities.

On the afternoon of the 27th, local time, the wife of President Xi Jinping Peng Liyuan visited the Durban Music School accompanied by South African President Zuma Madame Nguema. Peng Liyuan visited the school piano and clarinet classrooms, and enjoyed the classical music performed by teachers and students and the local youth band and Zulu songs with rich ethnic style. He also exchanged ideas with teachers and students on music education. The school aims to teach music skills to disabled people and help them integrate into society. There are 400 students in the school.

On the morning of the 28th, Peng Liyuan, accompanied by the President of South Africa, Mrs. Zuma Ngeima, went to the Zulu Cultural Village, about 35 kilometers from the city of Durban, and visited the dome-shaped adobe houses with Zulu characteristics to understand the Zulu cultural customs. . Local artists perform unique Zulu traditional songs and dances to welcome Chinese guests. Zulu has a population of about 10 million and is the largest black population in South Africa.
 
            

Xi Jinping ends his trip to South Africa to visit the Republic of Congo

After Chinese State President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to South Africa and attended the fifth meeting of leaders of the BRICS countries, he left Durban, South Africa, to Brazzaville on the 29th for a state visit to the Republic of the Congo.

Xi Jinping arrived in Pretoria on the 25th and began his visit to South Africa.

On the morning of the 26th, Xi Jinping held talks with South African President Zuma. The leaders of the two countries agreed to regard China-South Africa relations as the strategic fulcrum and priority of their respective countries’ foreign policies. We are willing to further expand and deepen the political, economic and trade cooperation, humanities exchanges and exchanges in international and regional affairs between the two countries in the principle of “friendly, mutual trust, equality, mutual benefit, cooperation, mutual benefit, mutual development, and common development” and promote the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and South Africa. Constantly to a new level.

On the 27th, the fifth meeting of BRICS leaders was held in Durban. The theme of the meeting was “BRICS and Africa: A Partnership for Development, Integration, and Industrialization.”

When Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the meeting, he emphasized that strengthening cooperation with BRICS countries is always one of the priorities of China’s foreign policy. China will continue to strengthen cooperation with BRICS countries so that BRICS countries will have stronger economic growth, more perfect cooperation framework, more fruitful cooperation results, bring tangible benefits to people of all countries, and make greater contributions to world peace and development!

Xi Jinping also attended the dialogues between leaders of the BRICS countries and African leaders, breakfast parties with business people, and other events. He also met with leaders of the countries concerned with the BRICS and African countries. Xi Jinping and leaders of the conference exchanged in-depth views on strengthening the BRICS partnership, deepening BRICS cooperation with Africa, and international and regional issues of common interest.

The Republic of Congo is the last stop for Xi Jinping’s first visit since he took office. Earlier, he had visited Russia and Tanzania. (Xinhua, Durban, South Africa, March 29)