President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore (C) meets with visiting Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua (2nd L) in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, July 12, 2018. (Xinhua/Xiao Jiuyang)
OUAGADOUGOU, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua met with Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore here Thursday.
Hu conveyed to Kabore greetings and good wishes from Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Hu also conveyed to Kabore an invitation from Xi to participate in the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation scheduled for September.
Hu said that Xi pays high attention to the development of relations between China and Burkina Faso. This visit aims to deepen understandings and friendship, and lay a solid foundation for the comprehensive promotion of the friendly relations and cooperation in all areas, Hu said.
Highlighting the decision made by Burkina Faso to re-establish diplomatic relationship with China, Hu said China is willing to work with Burkina Faso to deepen political mutual trust and pragmatic cooperation, and boost the stable, healthy development of relationship of the two countries.
Kabore asked Hu to relay his greetings and good wishes to Xi, and said that re-establishment of the diplomatic relationship with China has opened up new prospects for the two countries.
Hu also met with Prime Minister of Burkina Faso Paul Kaba Thieba on Thursday, and exchanged views on strengthening ties.
After the meeting, Hu and Thieba attended the opening ceremony of the Chinese embassy and a signing ceremony of documents on cooperation.
Burkina Faso's Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba (R) and visiting Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua attend the inauguration ceremony of Chinese Embassy in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, July 12, 2018. (Xinhua/Xiao Jiuyang)