Shanghai mayor meets president of the Central African Republic

Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong met Faustin-Archange Touadera, president of the Central African Republic, and his delegation on Monday.


Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong met Faustin-Archange Touadera, president of the Central African Republic, and his delegation on Monday.

Ying welcomed Touadera to visit Shanghai after he attended the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. He said China and African countries have been a community with a shared future and interests.

China and Africa have strengthened their diplomatic relations and increased political mutual trust and cooperation in recent years.

Shanghai is the birthplace of the Communist Party of China and the country’s testing field of its policy of opening-up and reforms.

The city is also accelerating the process of building itself into an international center of economy, finance, trade, shipping and a technology and innovation center, and it is striving to build itself into an excellent metropolis and a globally influential socialist modern city by 2035, according to the city’s new master plan.

The city will work hard to implement President Xi Jinping’s guideline regarding cooperation with Africa, the consensus reached by the top leaders at the 2018 FOCAC, and strengthen the existing cooperation with Africa.

Touadera said the “eight actions plan” put forward by President Xi Jinping at the 2018 FOCAC pointed out the direction of the future Sino-Africa cooperation. Shanghai has always played an important role in China’s development, manifesting the country’s modern construction results and its high-level management capability.

The Central African Republic hopes to strengthen cooperation with Shanghai and promote mutual development, Touadera added.

Chen Dong, China’s ambassador to the Central Africa Republic; and Shi Guanghui, vice-mayor of Shanghai, also attended the meeting.


Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong meets Faustin-Archange Touadera, president of the Central African Republic.



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