Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Tunisian President Kais Saied in Tunis on Jan. 15, on a three-day visit. Wang Yi, who is on an African tour, was earlier in Egypt, and will also travel to Togo and the Côte d’Ivoire.
During their meeting, Wang and Saied lauded their countries’ successful ties, as this year marks the 60th anniversary of their establishment of diplomatic relations. Saied expressed appreciation for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s philosophy of governance, commending China’s great achievements in promoting modernization. He added that Tunisia will continue to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative, learn from China’s successful experience, and promote modernization with Tunisian characteristics. He reiterated that Tunisia upholds the One-China principle.
For his part, Wang said that the most important experience is that the two countries have trusted each other, and carried out mutually beneficial cooperation, based on mutual trust and equal treatment. “We stand ready to consolidate political mutual trust between the two sides, deepen cooperation in various fields, accelerate respective development and revitalization,” he said.