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Chinese Ambassador Engages Trade Minister

02,Aug 2018
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Trade Minister Bayuku Conteh and Chinese Ambassador Wu Peng

Chinese Ambassador WU Peng has met with Sierra Leone’s Minister of Trade and Industry Bayuku Konteh. The two exchanged views in a friendly atmosphere on deepening China-Sierra Leone economic and trade cooperation.

Ambassador Wu said that in recent years, China- Sierra Leone trade and economic relations have been flourishing and a large number of Sierra Leonean business people visited China to explore business opportunities.

Trade exchanges between the two sides have always followed the basic principles of mutual benefit and win-win cooperation, he said; in addition to advancing the well-being of people of both countries.

The Chinese Embassy he said would continue to deepen cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and boost exchanges in areas such as human resource and capacity building so as to provide better services for companies in both countries.

Ambassador Wu also invited Minister Konteh to attend the first China Import Expo to be held this year. He disclosed that the Chinese government had already offered preferential policies such as tariff reduction or duty exemption for Sierra Leone exporters as a way to encourage Sierra Leonean commodities to be exported to China.

Minister Konteh thanked China for its long time assistance to Sierra Leone in various fields and said that the Ministry of Trade and Industry is ready to work closely with China under the New Direction policy to promote bilateral, economic and trade cooperation, which he said would enrich the content of the strategic partnership of comprehensive cooperation between the two countries and benefit both peoples.

He thanked Ambassador Wu for inviting him to attend the China Import Expo and stated that Sierra Leone was sure that China’s door would always be open to the country.

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