Aerial photo shows the sports center built with Chinese assistance in the Republic of Congo. (Xinhua/Wang Songyu)
BRAZAVILLE, June 13 (Xinhua) -- China stands ready to cooperate with the Republic of Congo and other African nations in efforts to achieve common development and jointly build a community with a shared future for humanity, Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Congo Ma Fulin told Xinhua in a recent interview.
The lasting cooperation between China and the Republic of Congo primarily lies in mutual political trust, said Ma, adding that the two countries have been maintaining close high-level exchanges since forging diplomatic ties and in 2016 the two sides decided to upgrade the bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation.
Aerial photo taken on June 9, 2018 shows the new office building of the Sino-Congolese Bank for Africa (BSCA) in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo. (Xinhua/Wang Teng)
The Republic of Congo has been exploring a development path befitting its national conditions and highly recognizes China's development path, which enables the two nations continue deepening their cooperation in various fields, said Ma.
Ma said that China and the Republic of Congo enjoy strong economic complementarities and both countries have a vision and needs for common development.
The Republic of Congo has been cooperating closely with China and seen a number of projects completed in the country, such as China-Congo Friendship Hospital and No.1 National Road, said Ma.
Aerial Photo taken on June 12, 2018 shows the China-Congo Friendship Hospital in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo.(Xinhua/Wang Teng)
He also mentioned that the Sino-Congolese Bank for Africa (BSCA), a co-funded bank established by China and the Republic of Congo, is called "Congolese people's own commercial bank" locally.
Ma stressed that China-Congo cooperation, which sticks to the principles of sincerity, real results, affinity and good faith in China's African policy, is an important part of China-Africa cooperation.
Ma added that the target of cooperation between China and Africa is to realize common development and build new patterns of international relationship and a community with a shared future for humanity.
Photo shows a Republic of Congo bridge constructed with Chinese assistance. (Xinhua/Wang Songyu)
He said China does not interfere with other nation's internal affairs and aims to achieve mutual respect in cooperation. Meanwhile, China also focuses on the need of African nations in their respective development agenda.
Ma also expressed his belief that the upcoming summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation to be held in Beijing in September will inject new impetus for future cooperation between China and Africa.