Date: Saturday, 20 May 2023
At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki will pay a state visit to China starting May 14. On May 17, Isaias arrived in Chengdu and started his visit to Sichuan.
On the afternoon of May 18, President Isaias visited Shudao Group and was warmly received by Tang Yong, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Shudao Group, Zhang Sheng, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee , Vice Chairman , and General Manager of the Shudao Group. During the symposium, both parties To share friendship, we continued to deepen multi-dimensional cooperation and conducted in-depth communication on promoting mineral resources development, new energy, transportation, ports and other projects in a good and fast manner.
During the meeting, Isaias thanked Shudao Group for its warm reception, and highly appreciated Shudao Group and Sichuan Road and Bridge's deep cultivation and development in Eritrea for nearly 30 years.
Isaias said that Shudao Group is a Chinese enterprise with international strength, and this site visit left a deep impression on him. At present, Eritrea is planning a series of investment and construction projects, and Shudao Group is actively participating in them. It is hoped that Shudao Group can give full play to its own advantages, accelerate the development of mineral resources, major infrastructure projects and other projects to achieve more practical results, and systematically Participating in the investment and construction of more local industries will benefit the development of the two countries, and he will pay close attention to and give full support to this.
Tang Yong extended a warm welcome to President Isaias for his visit to the Group, and expressed his heartfelt thanks to the President for his long-term concern and support for the Group's development in Eritrea.
Tang Yong said that Sichuan Road and Bridge, a subsidiary of Shudao Group, established an Asmara office in 1995, participated in nearly 20 infrastructure projects, and established a traditional and profound friendship with the local government and people. Shudao Group, as the foreign-funded enterprise that has been rooted in Eritrea for the longest time since the founding of the country, will thoroughly implement the series of important consensus reached by President Xi Jinping and His Excellency during the talks. Under the strong leadership of the Sichuan Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government, use practical The action responds to the "Belt and Road" initiative, China-Africa cooperation and other initiatives, carries forward the enterprise spirit of "dare to take responsibility and always strives for first-class", and fully promotes the investment and construction of the group's comprehensive development of mineral resources, energy, transportation and other projects in Eritrea, based on the current situation, focusing on In the future, we will further deepen the diversified cooperation with Eritrea to achieve common development and win-win cooperation.
The two parties conducted comprehensive and in-depth exchanges and discussions on the progress and planning of the current projects under construction and investment, and reached a consensus on further promoting the accelerated construction of the Colluli Potash Mine Project at a high level.
During the visit to the group, accompanied by Tang Yong and others, Isaias and his entourage visited the exhibition hall of Shudao Group, and fully understood the company's profound historical accumulation, key industrial fields, integration into the "Belt and Road" overseas development and future development direction.
Osman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea, Georges, Minister of Finance and National Development, Nesreddin, Minister of Trade and Industry, Zege, Ambassador to China, Cai Ge, Chinese Ambassador to Eritrea, responsible comrades of relevant departments and bureaus of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Foreign Affairs Office of the Provincial Party Committee Accompany the visit. Zhang Sheng, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, Vice Chairman, and General Manager of Shudao Group presided over the meeting, Xiong Qigao, member of the Party Committee, employee director, and chairman of the labor union, accompanied him to visit the exhibition hall, Chen Liangchun, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, Vice Chairman, and General Manager of Sichuan Road and Bridge, and Wang Chuanfu, Deputy General Manager Leaders of relevant departments of the affiliated enterprises and Shudao Group headquarters participated in the above activities.
Further reading: Eritrea is located in northeastern Africa. It has been an important passage and hub of the "Maritime Silk Road" since ancient times, and is known as the "Pearl of the Red Sea". China and Eritrea have a long history of friendly exchanges. On May 24 this year, the two countries will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. In November 2021, the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on the joint construction of the "Belt and Road". In early 2022, the two heads of state jointly decided to establish the bilateral relationship as a strategic partnership, opening a new chapter in the relationship between the two countries.