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Chinese Ambassador WU Peng Meets with Sierra Leonean Minister of Trade and Industry Bayuku Konteh

On June 6, 2018, Chinese Ambassador WU Peng met with Sierra Leone’s Minister of Trade and Industry Bayuku Konteh. The two sides exchanged views in a friendly atmosphere on deepening China-Sierra Leone economic and trade cooperation.

Ambassador Wu said that in recent years, China- Sierra Leone trade and economic relation had been flourishing and a large number of Sierra Leonean businessmen had visited China to explore business opportunities. Trade exchanges between two sides always followed the basic principles of mutual benefit and win-win cooperation, advancing the wellbeing of people of both countries. The Chinese Embassy would continue to deepen cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and boost exchanges in areas such as human resources and capacity building so as to provide better service for companies in both countries. Ambassador Wu also invited Minister Konteh to attend the first China Import Expo to be held this year. He disclosed that the Chinese government had already offered preferential policies such as tariff reduction or duty exemption for Sierra Leone exporters as a way to encourage Sierra Leonean commodities be exported to China.

Minister Konteh thanked China for its long time assistance to Sierra leone in various fields and said that the Ministry of Trade and Industry was ready to work closely with China under the New Direction policy to promote bilateral economic and trade cooperation, which would enrich the content of the strategic partnership of comprehensive cooperation between the two countries and benefit both peoples. He thanked Ambassador WU for inviting him to attend the China Import Expo and stated Sierra Leone was sure that China’s door would always be open to the country. He said Sierra Leonean side would also provide more favorable conditions for Chinese investors.

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