Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday exchanged congratulations with Cameroonian President Paul Biya on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

In his message, President Xi said that over the past half a century since the establishment of the bilateral diplomatic ties, China and Cameroon have been standing side by side through thick and thin, and the traditional friendship between the two countries has grown stronger continuously.

In recent years, the friendly cooperative relations between the two countries have enjoyed a strong momentum of development with deepening political mutual trust and fruitful results in practical cooperation

President Xi

The two countries have understood and supported each other on issues concerning each other’s core interests and major concerns, and have coordinated closely in international and regional affairs, he noted.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, China has been working with Cameroon and other African countries to help and support each other in fighting the epidemic, which demonstrated the brotherly friendship between China and Africa that shares weal and woe, Xi said.

Xi emphasized that he attaches great importance to the development of China-Cameroon relations.

He expressed the willingness to work with Biya to take the opportunity of the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic ties to implement the outcomes of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and enhance their joint efforts to build the Belt & Road, so as to benefit the two countries and peoples and to make positive contributions to forging a closer China-Africa community with a shared future.

Over the years, Biya said, through joint efforts of two heads of state, Cameroon and China have achieved and consolidated their mutually-beneficial win-win results. The bilateral cooperation has made important contributions to improving the well-being of the Cameroonian people and helping to modernize the country.

On the occasion of marking the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the two countries’ diplomatic ties, I wish for closer cooperation and a brighter future between Cameroon and China, which will deliver more benefits to the two peoples, he said.

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