|President Macky Sall of Senegal Meets with Wang Yi|
On January 10, 2014, President Macky Sall of Senegal met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Presidential Palace.
Sall expressed that China's support in the past was what Africa could rely on to achieve national independence and liberation, China's path at present sets an example for Africa strengthening development and revitalization and China's help in the future will bring hopes for Africa realizing the dream of rejuvenation. Since the resumption of Senegal-China diplomatic relationship, Senegal has gained great help from China and bilateral relations have been upgraded to a new high. Senegal hopes to further deepen mutual trust with China and to strengthen cooperation in the fields of infrastructure construction and improvement of people's livelihood so as to unceasingly enhance the contents of bilateral partnership.
Wang Yi expressed, Senegal is a major country in West Africa as well as an important nation in Africa. China is ready, under the framework of the new type of China-Africa strategic partnership, to build China-Senegal relationship into a model for China's relations with West African countries. No matter how the international and regional situations change, the two countries should always firmly support each other's core interests and major concerns. China is willing to strongly push forward bilateral practical cooperation in all fields and to further help Senegal to strengthen the ability for self-development. China will as always be the most sincere partner and the most trustworthy friend of African countries including Senegal.