Saturday, 03 June 2023 03:52 GMT

Equatorial Guinea's Foreign Minister to Visit China on Official Invitation

(MENAFN) Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, and Diaspora, Simeon Oyono Esono Angue, is set to pay an official visit to China from March 22 to 26. The invitation was extended by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang, as announced by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Tuesday.

The visit is expected to strengthen the existing relationship between China and Equatorial Guinea through high-level talks and discussions on bilateral cooperation. China has been a major partner for Equatorial Guinea in terms of economic and trade relations, with China being the largest importer of oil from the African country.

Equatorial Guinea is a small country located in Central Africa with a population of approximately 1.4 million. The country is rich in natural resources, particularly oil and gas, which accounts for a significant portion of its GDP. Equatorial Guinea has maintained a friendly relationship with China, with both countries sharing a commitment to promoting South-South cooperation and enhancing mutual understanding and support.

The upcoming visit by the Foreign Minister of Equatorial Guinea to China is expected to further strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the two countries. It is also an opportunity for both sides to exchange views on regional and international issues of common concern.

China and Equatorial Guinea have continued to deepen their bilateral cooperation in various fields, including infrastructure development, trade, and investment. China has provided support to Equatorial Guinea in the areas of education, health, and agriculture, among others, through various aid and development programs.

The visit of the Foreign Minister of Equatorial Guinea to China is expected to enhance this cooperation and explore new areas of collaboration. It is a testament to the strong ties between the two countries and their shared commitment to promoting peace, stability, and development in the region and beyond.


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