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--AmbassadorHu Zhangliang Holds the Meeting with Press

On April 30, 2019, the Chinese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Sierra Leone, H.E. Mr. HU Zhangliang held the Meeting with Press. Ambassador HU introduced the development achievements of the People's Republic of China since founded 70 years ago, the "Belt and Road" Initiative (BRI) and deliverables of the second "Belt and Road" Forum for International Cooperation (BRF), as well as the practical cooperation between China and Sierra Leone and China and Africa in various fields, and answered questions from journalists. Nearly 20 medias including Standard Times, Concord Times, Awoko, Freetown Television Network and representatives of Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone Chinese Chamber of Commerce attended.

Ambassador HU said that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Over the past 70 years, under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Chinese people have forged ahead as one in the last 70 years and made great strides that have truly impressed the world. Guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the Chinese government and people will overcome all kinds of difficulties, spare no effort in pushing for the realization of the Two Centenary Goals.

Ambassador HU pointed out, although protectionism and unilateralism are mounting these days, China will continue to forge a new form of international relations and to build a community with a shared future for humanity. The BRI proposed by H.E. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China has yielded remarkable achievements and fruitful results, and became an international cooperative platform with extensive participation and a popular public good in the world today.April 25 to 27, the BRF was successfully held in Beijing. Under the guidance and chairmanship of President Xi Jinping, the participants had an in-depth exchange of views on jointly building the BRI, generally believed that the BRI is the road of opportunity, reached broad consensus on high-quality joint building the BRI.In the run-up to and during the course of this forum, the parties reached 283 deliverables and the entrepreneurs signed project cooperation agreements worth over 64 billion US dollars.The great success of this year’s forum fully demonstrates that more and more friends and partners will join in the BRI cooperation, and the cooperation will enjoy higher quality and brighter prospects.

Ambassador HU used a large number of specific figures to introduce the practical cooperation between China and Sierra and China and Africa in the fields of politics, economy, society and cultural. He said that China and Sierra Leone, as well as African countries are good and true friends, and will always work together for common development.

Participants from the media spoke highly of China's development achievements and the BRI, highly admired for China's policy and practical cooperation measures to Africa and they agreed that China is a “reliable development partner” for Africa and Sierra Leone.

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