Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Regular Press Conference on May 11, 2018
At the invitation of President Julius Maada Wonie Bio of the Republic of Sierra Leone, President Xi Jinping's Special Envoy and Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang will travel to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Julius Maada Wonie Bio on May 12.
Sierra Leone is an important cooperative partner for China in Africa. During the past 47 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties, our two sides have long valued sincerity, friendship and equality and fruitful outcomes have been achieved in our mutually beneficial cooperation across the board. The friendship between our two sides serves the fundamental interests of our two countries and two peoples. China values its relations with Sierra Leone and we stand ready to join hands with Sierra Leone to add more dimensions to our comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and deliver greater benefits to our two countries and two peoples.
At the invitation of State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Yousef Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman will visit China from May 12 to 16.
During Minister Alawi's visit to China, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will hold talks with him, during which the two sides will exchange views on China-Oman relations and international and regional issues of common interest.
China and Oman enjoy traditional friendship. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of our diplomatic ties. Recent years have witnessed the rapid growth of China-Oman relations. Our two countries always support and understand each other on issues related to each other's core interests and major concerns. China is willing to work with Oman to take the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties as an opportunity to further cement our traditional friendship, enhance political mutual trust, elevate cooperation in various areas and move forward China-Oman friendly cooperative relations.