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Vice President Lin Yi Meets with Defence Minister of Cote d'Ivoire, Mr.Hamed Babayoka

Time:2019-07-16Editor:Yang HuiwenResource:Department of Asian and African AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

On 16th July, vice President Lin Yi met with defence minister of Cote d'Ivoire, Mr.Hamed Bakayoka.

Minister Bakayoka said, he had a close contact with chinese firms, chinese business persons and had visited China a couple of times while working in the government of Cote d'Ivoire and thus had a strong emotional connection with China. He expressed that Amity between the people is the key to sound state-to-state relations and he is willing to establish contact with CPAFFC and to promote the exchanges between the people of two countries. Mr. Bakayoka is also the mayor of City Abobo, Cote d'Ivoire at the same time. He hoped that City Abobo could establish a friendship relationship with chinese cities under the help of CPAFFC. 

Vice president Lin Yi welcomed the visit of Mr. Babayoka to CPAFFC while he came to participate conferences in China. She said, Cote d'Ivoire is a important partner  of China in Africa. She thanked Mr. Bakayoka for his contributions to the people-to-people friendship between two countries. CPAFFC is willing to support the establishment of friendship relationship on both province and city level between two countries and would keep in contact with Cote d'Ivoire Embassy in China to help Mr. Bakayoka get in touch with provinces and cities in China and pay mutual visits at a proper time. CPAFFC wish to help build the foundation of city friendship between two countries through further exchanges and pragmatic cooperation.  

Vice inspector of Department of Asain and African Affairs, Ms. Tang Ruimin and Ambassador of Cote d'Ivoire Dosso Adama were also present at the meeting.

Photographed by Pei Xingchen

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