Beijing – Somalia’s Foreign Minister, Ahmed Isse Awad has met with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi in Beijing, discussing ways to develop and strengthen relations.
The two sides focused on several aspects, issues and important files after the conclusion of the eighth session of the ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) on Wednesday evening.
The Chinese FM says Beijing will always support Somalia’s efforts to safeguard its sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, and will support the Somali government in advancing the political process, promoting social reconciliation and improving governance ability”.
“China is willing to support Somalia’s peaceful reconstruction within its capabilities” Wang said.
For his part, Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad said “Somalia has always firmly adhered to the one-China policy”.
He said his country actively supports the Belt and Road Initiative and hopes to enhance cooperation with China in areas including infrastructural construction, agriculture, fishery, human resources development and capability-building.