|Wang Yi Meets with Burkina Faso's Foreign Minister Alpha Barry|
On November 29, 2021 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Burkina Faso's Foreign Minister Alpha Barry in Dakar when attending the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
Wang Yi said that under the concerted efforts of China and Africa, the opening ceremony of this ministerial conference was held successfully. President Xi Jinping announced a series of new major initiatives of China-Africa cooperation, which will add new dimensions and inject new impetus to the China-Africa comprehensive strategic partnership.
Wang Yi said that China appreciates Burkina Faso's support for and accession to the Global Development Initiative put forth by President Xi Jinping. It will ramp up international development cooperation and accelerate the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. China is ready to enhance coordination and cooperation with Burkina Faso to increase African countries' capacities to tackle challenges and pursue independent development.
Barry said that President Xi Jinping's speech at the opening ceremony is of significant importance. The new Africa-China cooperation initiatives announced by President Xi Jinping vividly illustrate the Africa-China community with a shared future and will greatly expedite the development in Africa. Burkina Faso and China share highly similar ideas. Burkina Faso firmly supports China's position and claims. It is sincerely grateful for China's support for its economic development and COVID-19 response. Burkina Faso stands ready to deepen cooperation with China in various fields to benefit the two peoples.