Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Equatorial Guinea Vice President Strengthens Bilateral Relations with China

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea Vice President, HE Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, strengthened bilateral relations with the People’s Republic of China on a recent state visit.

The Equatorial Guinea Vice President met with the Vice President of the People’s Republic of China, Li Yuanchao, on his official visit.

The two leaders discussed the deep bilateral relations the countries have enjoyed over the past 45 years, which were renewed in April 2015 by the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping.

The Vice President also discussed areas of sustainable development and cooperation, including trade, investment, finance, energy, agriculture, and infrastructure.

The Vice President, who is also in charge of National Defense and State Security, met with senior Chinese military officials of the Central Military Commission, and discussed military and security experiences and concerns.

The Vice President then met with the President of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and high-level officials from the working session to discuss the strengthening of cooperation between the two countries.

Also during his state visit, the Vice President visited with Equatorial Guinea students pursuing advanced academic degrees in China. The Vice President extended grants of 30,000 Euros to the Equatorial Guinea students to continue their academic endeavors.

The Vice President visited and payed respect to several of China’s most important landmarks, including the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, and the main square.

Equatorial Guinea and China enjoy strong bilateral relations, including cooperation in the fight against poverty in Africa, language and cultural immersion exchanges, and significant investment and business partnerships.