Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
On May 17, Wang Xiaohui, secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, and Huang Qiang, deputy secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and governor of the province, met with Eritrean President Isaias and his party in Chengdu.
During the meeting, Wang Xiaohui, on behalf of the Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government, welcomed Isaias to visit Sichuan and briefly introduced the economic and social development of Sichuan. He said that China and Eritrea have a profound traditional friendship and will soon celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. President Xi Jinping held talks with His Excellency the President this time, and reached a series of consensus on deepening the close and friendly relations between the friends of China and Eritrea, which will surely push the China-Eritrea strategic partnership to a new level. Sichuan is a province with a large economy, a large population, a large resource, and a large science and education province in China. It is an important node of the "Belt and Road". We will conscientiously implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, and under the frameworks and platforms of the "Belt and Road Initiative", the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, and the "Concept for Peaceful Development in the Horn of Africa", we will continue to deepen cooperation with Eritrea in infrastructure construction and mineral resource development and utilization. , agricultural production, cultural tourism and other fields to promote common development.
Isaias expressed his admiration for Sichuan's achievements in economic and social development. He said that Eritrea and China are good friends, good brothers and good partners, and Eritrea cherishes its friendship with China very much. Sichuan is an important province in China. We are willing to actively promote exchanges and cooperation between Eritrea and Sichuan in various fields, continuously expand non-governmental friendly exchanges, strive to achieve more results, better benefit the people of the two places, and help the further development of the Eritrea-China strategic partnership.