|Wang Yi: China Welcomes the DRC as Its 45th Partner in Africa in BRI Cooperation|
On January 6, 2021, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Marie Tumba Nzeza in Kinshasa. After the talks, the two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) between the two governments.
Wang Yi said, the BRI is an important international cooperation initiative and is committed to promoting economic complementarity among countries, synergizing development strategies, forming joint development efforts, and realizing common development and prosperity. At present, China has signed BRI cooperation documents with 44 African countries, adding that China welcomes the DRC as its 45th partner in Africa in BRI cooperation. He believes the signing of the MoU by the two sides will send a positive signal to the world that China and the DRC are committed to common development and prosperity. It will also drive economic cooperation between the two countries, create a stronger momentum for mutually beneficial cooperation, and open up broader prospects for the bilateral relations.