According to the statement made by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, KDC President Felix Tshisekedi met with President Xi Jinping during his visit to the country.
During the meeting, Xi stated that China and the KDC have deep traditional friendship ties based on national independence and the struggle against colonialism, and said that the strategic partnership between the two countries has produced fruitful results in the intervening years.
Pointing out that China has been KDC’s largest trading partner for many years, Xi stated that he wants to strengthen the cooperation in the fields of industry, energy, mining, agriculture, infrastructure and manufacturing, and expand it to potential areas such as the digital economy, education and health.
Stressing that China’s successful experience in modernization shows that developing countries have the right and ability to explore development paths suitable for their own national conditions, Xi noted that they will always support the economic and social development of the KDC, and that they are ready to create synergies between the development strategies of the two countries.
Tshisekedi said that his country wishes to deepen its cooperation with China in economy, trade, underground resources, infrastructure, health and other fields and turn it into a more mature, stable and breakthrough relationship that will benefit the peoples of the two countries.
After the meeting, the two leaders signed documents of cooperation between the two countries in investment, green and digital economy and other fields.