China and Niger should enhance Belt and Road cooperation and implemen
t major projects in areas such as infrastructure, energy and agriculture, President Xi Jinp
ing said on Tuesday. Xi made the remark while meeting with Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou at the Gre
at Hall of the People in Beijing. Issoufou is paying a state visit to China from Sunday to Thursday.
Witnessed by the two leaders, China and Niger signed a number of cooperation documents after their talks. Xi appre
ciated Issoufou’s efforts in promoting the China-Niger and China-Africa friendship over the past few years. Not
ing that China and Niger are good friends, partners and brothers, Xi said that the two countries have enhanced mu
tual political trust and have achieved fruitful outcomes in practical cooperation in several areas.
China would like to work with Niger to jointly implement the outcomes of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Afri
ca Cooperation, strengthen strategic cooperation and bring more benefits to the people of both countries.