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China encourages more Chinese enterprises to invest in Chad

Updated: May 8,2016 9:14 AM     Xinhua

Chadian Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padack meets with visiting State Councilor Yang Jiechi in N’Djamena, Chad, May 7, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

N’DJAMENA — The Chinese government encourages more Chinese enterprises to come to and invest in Chad, said visiting State Councilor Yang Jiechi in N’Djamena on May 7.

During a meeting with Chadian President Idriss Deby in the Chadian capital, the state councilor said that President Xi Jinping and President Deby, who held talks on two occasions last year, have provided guidance for the future development of Sino-Chadian relations.

China and Chad face new opportunities in bilateral cooperation, said Yang.

China stands ready to make joint efforts with Chad to implement the important consensus reached by the heads of state and further enhance mutual trust, said Yang.

Chadian President Idriss Deby meets with visiting State Councilor Yang Jiechi in N’Djamena, Chad, May 7, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

As steps are taken to materialize the fruitful outcomes achieved at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit, China would also like to work with Chad to enhance strategic cooperation in development and strengthen bilateral cooperation in the petrochemical industry, farming and animal husbandry, infrastructure construction, water conservancy, human resources development, poverty reduction and green development, he said.

China encourages more Chinese enterprises to come to Chad for investment and cooperation, and contribute to the social and economic development of Chad, said Yang.

For his part, President Deby commended China for her long-standing advocacy of African unity and development, hailing China as a great friend of the Chadian and African people.

Fruitful results have been achieved and hearts have been won over through the cooperation between Chad and China, and between Africa and China, said Deby.

The Chadian side is quite satisfied with the development of bilateral relations, and is grateful of the Chinese help in Chad’s economic development, said the president, adding that his country welcomes the investment of Chinese enterprises and is willing to further promote mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields.

Also in a separate meeting on May 7, Yang and Chadian Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacke agreed that bilateral cooperation for mutual benefit has been fruitful and the two countries will take more steps to enhance pragmatic cooperation in the fields of communication, electricity, mining, water conservancy, farming and animal husbandry.

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