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Wang Yi to attend BRICS meeting, visit Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Turkiye

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-07-19 16:28
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BEIJING -- Wang Yi, director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, will attend the 13th Meeting of BRICS National Security Advisers and High Representatives on National Security in Johannesburg, South Africa from July 24 to 25, and visit Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Türkiye before and after the meeting, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced on Wednesday.

Wang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, was invited by Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni of South Africa and the governments of Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Türkiye, spokesperson Mao Ning said in a statement.

Noting that the Meeting of BRICS National Security Advisers and High Representatives on National Security is an important platform for BRICS countries to carry out political and security cooperation, Mao said China looks forward to having in-depth exchanges of views with BRICS partners on the current international security situation and issues of mutual interest at the meeting, building up consensus and deepening cooperation, so as to provide positive energy for a world that is experiencing turbulence and transformation, and make political preparation for the BRICS Summit to be held in August this year.

Apart from attending the BRICS meeting, Wang will be visiting Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Türkiye on this trip. The visit to these countries shows how much China values its relations with these countries, Mao said, adding that during the visit, Wang will have meetings and talks with the leaders of the four countries respectively and exchange views extensively on bilateral relations as well as international and regional issues of mutual interest.

China will follow the principles of sincerity, real results, affinity and good faith and its commitment to the greater good and shared interests and act in the spirit of China-Africa friendship and cooperation as we work with Africa to deliver on the outcomes of the eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation to further boost the growth of the China-Africa comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership, Mao said.

China will also work with Türkiye to actively advance Belt and Road cooperation and the China-Türkiye strategic relationship of cooperation, she added.

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