Gabon and China agree to closer economic ties
- China and Gabon signed a pact on economic and technological
cooperation here Friday in an effort to push for more and better
cooperation in large-scale projects. The agreement was signed after
visiting Chinese top legislator Wu Bangguo held talks with Gabonese
President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba in the presidential palace here.
Wu said that economic cooperation served as the foundation for
bilateral ties and that both sides were paying more and more
attention to this. Both sides should try to take advantage of the
complementarity of their economies by turning it into huge economic
achievement, Wu said. He said that cooperation in large-scale
projects in mineral production, power production and gymnasium
construction should be further strengthened by hastening the pace of
their initial phases, expressing the hope that these projects will
become new bonds between the two economies.
Bongo said that relations with China had been a high priority on
Gabon's foreign relations' agenda and that more progress should be
made on the agreed large-scale projects. Bongo said the two countries
should cooperate in a wider and deeper scale, pushing for further
progress in bilateral ties.