China eyes more cooperation with Equatorial Guinea on Belt and Road construction

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Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, meets with Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, vice president of Equatorial Guinea, in Beijing, capital of China, July 13, 2017. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

BEIJING, July 13 (Xinhua) -- China and Equatorial Guinea can increase cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative, China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng said Thursday.

Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks while meeting with Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, vice president of Equatorial Guinea.

Hailing the two countries' deep friendship and fruitful cooperation in various areas, Yu said China and Equatorial Guinea set a good example for South-South cooperation.

He urged giving full play to the two sides' advantages in political mutual trust, economic complementarity, and friendship among the people so as to push forward the bilateral comprehensive partnership of cooperation to a new level.

Expressing appreciation for China's longtime support and help to Equatorial Guinea, Mangue said his country is willing to further deepen cooperation and benefit the people of the two countries. 

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao (R) holds talks with Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, vice president of Equatorial Guinea, in Beijing, capital of China, July 13, 2017. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

Earlier Thursday, Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao held talks with Mangue, calling on both sides to implement outcomes of the Johannesburg summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

China vows to boost pragmatic cooperation with Equatorial Guinea in infrastructure, investment and financing, agriculture and fisheries, tourism, and people-to-people exchanges, he said.

Prior to the talks, Li held a red-carpet ceremony to welcome the visiting vice president.