Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday said under the leadership of President John Magufuli, the Tanzanian government and people have worked hard and blazed a path of revitalization suited to its national conditions.
Wang said that Seychelles is a pearl on the Indian Ocean, an important member of the big family of China-Africa solidarity and cooperation, and a country that has always been friendly with China. "This year coincides with the 46th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Botswana, which is a lovely symbol".
Wang said the two sides have agreed that China-Tanzania traditional friendship is a precious treasure shared by both sides and the people of China and Africa, adding that it must be cherished, passed on from generation to generation and carried forward. China is ready to strengthen exchange of governance experience with Tanzania, advance and discuss practical cooperation in railway, infrastructure and agriculture in line with Tanzania's national development needs and encourage Chinese companies to import more Tanzanian products, Wang added.
Wang said that China is willing to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with Seychelles in the three areas of green environmental protection, blue ocean and tourism.
Dr Kwape also highlighted that over the past 46 years, the two countries had consistently built a strong friendship based on the principles of mutual respect, interest and benefit and moreover, shared a vision to promote collaborative partnerships that advanced social and economic development. The two sides will sign the implementation agreement on the construction of low-carbon demonstration zones in South-South cooperation, he said.
China is also willing to join in Botswana to strengthen the party-to-party and people-to-people exchanges, deepen post-COVID-19 bilateral cooperation in various fields.
China highly appreciates Tanzania's important contribution to maintaining African solidarity and stability as well as strengthening China-Africa cooperation, said Wang.
China-Africa cooperation has become a pioneer in global cooperation with Africa, and has promoted other countries to pay more attention to Africa and increase their investment in Africa, Wang said, adding that this is a good thing for Africa, and as a friend of Africa, China is also happy about it.
In a speech he gave in the country, Xi for the first time noted that China and Africa have always been "a community with a shared future", given their decades long traditional friendship and supporting one another for common development.
Ramkalawan warmly welcomed Wang's visit to Seychelles, saying that it shows China's support for Seychelles's fight against the epidemic. In particular, China provided several batches of anti-epidemic materials to Seychelles in time during the epidemic, which played an important role in Seychelles's fight against the epidemic.
"China will explore broader cooperation with Africa in such new business forms as digital economy, smart city, clean energy and 5G", Xi said.
Dr Kwape further said Botswana, like China, was committed to ensuring an effective multilateral system that supported attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. On the same day, Wang also held talks with his Tanzanian counterpart Palamagamba Kabudi and jointly met the press.