|Xi Jinping Meets with Comorian President Azali Assoumani|
On the morning of December 9, 2022 local time, President Xi Jinping met with Comorian President Azali Assoumani in Riyadh.
Xi Jinping stressed that China attaches great importance to growing its relations with the Comoros and will be a good friend and good partner of the Comoros that trusts each other on the path to national development and revitalization. China appreciates the Comoros’ long-term and firm support on issues related to China’s core interests and major concerns, and will continue to support the Comoros in safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity, achieving economic and social development and improving people’s wellbeing. China supports the Comoros in playing a greater role in international and regional affairs and stands ready to work closely with the Comoros in solidarity to firmly support each other and uphold the common interests of developing countries and international fairness and justice.
Xi Jinping noted that China is ready to step up friendly exchanges with the Comoros in all respects and at all levels, deepen the synergy between the implementation of the outcomes of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and the Comoros’ strategy of Emerging Comoros Plan for 2030, and strengthen cooperation in such fields as infrastructure, medical and health care, and marine economy. China encourages competent Chinese companies to invest in the Comoros and hopes that the Comorian side will make good use of platforms such as the China International Import Expo and the China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo so that more Comorian products can find their way into the Chinese market.
Noting that the Comoros and China enjoy traditional friendly relations, Azali said since the day the Comoros proclaimed its independence, China has always stood shoulder to shoulder with the country and provided selfless help in its most difficult times. The important infrastructure projects built with China’s assistance as well as the anti-pandemic materials and vaccines China has provided have greatly benefited the Comorian people. No matter what challenges China will face in the future, the Comoros will continue to stand firmly with China. The Comoros supports China’s complete reunification and all proposals put forward by the Chinese side to maintain world peace and development, and will work with China to support multilateralism.
Ding Xuexiang, Wang Yi and He Lifeng, among others, were present at the event.