CHINA has agreed to enhance practical cooperation with Zambia in infrastructure construction among others, says visiting senior Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi.
Mr Yang is currently on a five-day trip to four countries. He has previously visited Qatar and Uganda and the next and final stop will be Kuwait.
The Chinese envoy said his country supports Zambia in pursuing a development path that suits its national conditions.
He added that China will strengthen exchanges with Zambia at all levels, deepen the traditional friendship and political mutual trust and coordinate development strategies.
“Since the outbreak of the pandemic, China and Zambia have helped each other and overcome difficulties together, demonstrating with concrete actions the true meaning of good friends, good partners, and good brothers,” said Yang.
He said this when he met with Zambian Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Malanji and other cabinet members on Monday.
Mr Yang also explained that China is ready to strengthen close coordination with African countries including Zambia and push for new achievements in China-Africa cooperation in the new era.
He said his country has demonstrated with concrete actions the true meaning of good friends, good partners, and good brothers.
Mr Yang is a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee.