|Vice Foreign Minister Wang Guangya Meets with U.S. Diplomat|
On October 15, 2008, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wang Guangya met in the Foreign Ministry with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer, who is here for the third China-U.S. consultation meeting on African affairs.
Wang said currently Africa is facing historic opportunities for development with its situation of peace and security being consolidated and its economy growing continuously. Africa’s capability in solving its own problems independently is improving and the international community is paying more attention to the continent. China’s cooperation with Africa is open and tolerant and China is ready to work with the international community including the U.S. to contribute more to Africa’s cause of peace and development, he added.
Frazer said the U.S. and China are both important cooperative partners of Africa and share broad interests on issues including Africa’s peace, security and development. The U.S. is ready to enhance dialogue and exchanges with China to actively discuss the possibility of conducting pragmatic cooperation in Africa.