State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with former Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome and outgoing Cuban Ambassador to China Miguel Angel Ramirez Ramos on two separate occasions Wednesday.
When meeting with Teshome, who was visiting China as a special envoy of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Wang said the two sides should enhance mutual political trust, firmly support each other on issues involving respective core interests.
To expand pragmatical cooperation, China will encourage more Chinese companies to invest in Ethiopia and advance cooperation in infrastructure construction, while stepping up coordination on regional and global issues and jointly safeguarding the interests of developing countries, said Wang.
The Ethiopian guest expected to cement exchanges with China on governance, and strengthen cooperation and coordination.
When meeting with the outgoing Cuban ambassador, Wang said as next year marks the 60th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, the two sides should enhance high-level visits and exchanges at all levels and lift cooperation to new heights.
Wang also expressed China's support for the Communist Party of Cuba and the Cuban government, saying China will continue to support Cuba in following the path of socialism, support its struggle to safeguard its integrity and national dignity, and fight against hegemonism.
Ramirez expressed appreciation of China's support, saying the Cuban side will seize the opportunity of the upcoming 60th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties to advance cooperation.