DR Congo president's China visit will deepen bilateral cooperation: Chinese FM
Updated 19:56, 22-May-2023

At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Felix Tshisekedi will pay a state visit to China from May 24 to 29, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday.

DR Congo is an important country in Africa, and China enjoys a time-honored friendship with it, said Mao Ning, spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday's news briefing.

She added that over the past decades, China and DR Congo have always supported each other on issues concerning each other's core interests and major concerns, and the two sides have also deepened political mutual trust, cooperated closely in international and regional affairs and achieved fruitful results in practical cooperation in recent years.

She told reporters that during Tshisekedi's visit, President Xi will hold a welcome ceremony and banquet for him, and the two heads of state will hold talks and attend the signing ceremony of cooperation documents.

Premier Li Qiang and Chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee Zhao Leji will also meet with Tshisekedi, according to Mao.

China believes Tshisekedi's China visit will inject new impetus into the development of China-Congo relations, and the cooperation between the two countries will continue to score new achievements, Mao noted.

(Cover: Democratic Republic of Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi at the Palace of the Nation in Kinshasa, capital of DR Congo, March 4, 2023. /CFP)

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