On September 1st, Liu Jiayi, Secretary of Shandong CPC Provincial Committee, met with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his party in Jinan.
Liu Jiayi welcomed the guests for their visit and briefly introduced the economic and social development of Shandong province. He said, “President Salva Kiir led a delegation to visit Shandong before attending Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, which fully demonstrated the profound friendship between China and Africa. At present, we are accelerating the construction of modernized and strong province in a new era in accordance with the spirit of a series of important speeches and instructions from President Xi Jinping on Shandong. In recent years, economic cooperation and cultural exchanges between the two sides have continued to deepen and friendship has deepened. We will further strengthen trade and cultural exchanges with South Sudan in accordance with the requirements of President Xi Jinping’s construction of China-Africa destiny community, especially in the fields of electricity, transportation, energy and raw materials, agriculture, education and other fields.”
President Kiir thanked Shandong for its warm welcome and introduced the history of South Sudan and the country’s economic and social development. He hoped to continuously deepen exchanges between the two sides and strengthen cooperation in the fields of petroleum industry, trade, infrastructure and education talents. More Shandong enterprises are welcome to invest in South Sudan to promote South Sudan to have a better development in a win-win cooperation.
Wang Qingxian, Member of the Standing Committee of Shandong Provincial Party Committee and Secretary-General, Wang Zhonglin, Member of the Standing Committee of Shandong Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of Jinan Municipal Committee, Ren Airong, Deputy Governor, Liu Yongju, Deputy Secretary General of Shandong Provincial Party Committee, Wei Huaxiang, Deputy Secretary General of Shandong Provincial Government, and She Chunming, Director-General of Shandong Provincial Department of Commerce, also attended the meeting.