China, Djibouti discuss ways of strengthening comprehensive cooperation

Source
Xinhua
Editor
Zhang Tao
Time
2016-11-25

DJIBOUTI, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- China and Djibouti have discussed ways of further strengthening bilateral relations and comprehensive cooperation in various areas, including in the military field.

Fan Changlong, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission, talked with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh and Prime Minster Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed during his working visit to the African country on Nov. 23-24.

Fan recalled that Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Guelleh have reached important consensus on bilateral relations during their meeting at a summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg in December.

He said that the two leaders reached consensus on enhancing political mutual trust and advancing practical cooperation in various fields to jointly build a new model of win-win cooperation and common development between developing countries.

China is willing to work with Djibouti to implement the important consensus reached by the two leaders and to actively push China-Djibouti relations to a new level, Fan said.

Fan also pointed out that relations between the two militaries have been developing smoothly in recent years.

The two sides have made frequent exchanges of visits, and achieved remarkable results in personnel training, naval escort and supplies, and participation in UN peacekeeping operations.

He said China is willing to make joint efforts with Djibouti to continue to promote the healthy and stable development of relations between the militaries.

President Guelleh commended China for its strong support and assistance to Djibouti, saying that Djibouti attaches great importance to the relations between the militaries and the two countries.

Djibouti would like to strengthen exchange and cooperation with China in political, economic and military fields, he said.

Prime Minister Kamil said Djibouti and China boast close relations, and that Djibouti is willing to provide support for China's activities in Africa.

 

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