China Open to President Weah’s View on China-Liberia Relations

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The newly–accredited Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, Fu Jijun says China looks forward to President George Weah’s view and suggestion on what can be done to further strengthen China-Liberia relation.

Ambassador Fu Jijun did not give a synopsis of what is expected of President Weah in building China-Liberia relation; nevertheless, he described Liberia as a prosperous country with huge resources and a diligent people willing to work.

The China and Liberia relationship which was rebuilt under the “one China Policy” during the administration of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, which sees no division between Mainland China (Taiwan) and the People’s Republic of China, has yielded enormous fruits including academic exchanged programs, infrastructural projects, health and technical support, among others.

As George Weah presides over the presidency of Liberia, he is now under obligation to share his expertise on what can be done to consolidate the ties between Liberia and China as it would be with any other country.

Ambassador Fu Jijun disclosed in his speech at a welcoming reception recently that in September of this year the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit will take place in Beijing, and President Xi Jinping, as well as the President of South Africa who co-chairs FOCAC, have jointly extended warm invitations to all the leaders of the forum members to attend. “During the Summit, the leaders of China and African countries will uphold the principles of sincerity, practical results, affinity and good faith, based on the spirit of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, to discuss how to expand the collaboration between China and Africa under the One Belt and One Road initiative.

China appreciates that President Weah has accepted the co-Chair’s invitation, and looks forward to listening to President Weah’s view and suggestion on further strengthening the cooperation between China and Liberia. He is also confident that the Summit will offer a great opportunity to Liberia who is fully participating in China-Africa cooperation under the Belt and Road initiative as well as inject new impetus into the comprehensive cooperative partnership between China and Liberia.