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Wang Yi Speaks with Gabonese Foreign Minister Pacome Moubelet-Boubeya on the Phone

On April 20, 2021, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a phone conversation with Gabonese Foreign Minister Pacome Moubelet-Boubeya.

Wang Yi expressed, since the outbreak of the COVID-19, China has firmly supported Gabon in fighting against the pandemic, sent multiple batches of medical supplies and shared its anti-pandemic experience with the country. China is planning to dispatch another batch of COVID-19 vaccines to Gabon to help it prevail over the pandemic at an early date. China thanks the Gabonese side for including Chinese citizens in Gabon in its vaccine inoculation programs, and will vaccinate Gabonese nationals in China.

Wang Yi said, today marks the 47th anniversary of the establishment of China-Gabon diplomatic relations. Over 47 years, traditional friendship between the two countries continues to deepen as they treat each other as equals with sincerity and friendship and remain committed to win-win cooperation and common development. China thanks Gabon for offering strong support on issues concerning China's core interests and will always view Gabon as a trustworthy partner. China firmly supports Gabon in pursuing a development path that suits its national conditions. China is willing to strengthen coordination with Gabon on multilateral occasions to earnestly safeguard the common interests of China and Gabon, China and Africa, as well as developing countries and uphold international fairness and justice. China is also willing to seek greater complementarity with Gabon within the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), fully implement the outcomes of the FOCAC Beijing Summit and the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19, and make contribution to the opening of a new session of the FOCAC later this year.

Moubelet-Boubeya congratulated China on its decisive victory against the COVID-19 and thanked China for offering supplies and vaccine assistance to Gabon. He congratulated on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC and the 47th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, and said China's success is encouraging all developing countries and shows that poverty is not the destiny of underdeveloped countries. China's success experience is well worth learning. Moubelet-Boubeya emphasized, Gabon highly values its ties with China, firmly supports China's efforts to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, and it will elevate Gabon-China relations and Africa-China relations to new levels.

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