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Commentary on Xi's Middle East and Africa Tour⑧: Promoting China-Mauritius ties to reach new heights

Editor: Li Shouen 丨CCTV.com

07-31-2018 13:41 BJT

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By Zhang Maorong, World Economy Institute of China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations; cartoon drawings by Chi Ying

  

On July 27th-28th, President Xi Jinping made a friendly visit to Mauritius, the country that has the reputation of "Pearl of the Indian Ocean". Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, were received by Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth with his cabinet members, at the airport in the capital Port Louisi, where Jugnauth held a grand ceremony in Xi's honor on Friday night.

President Xi and Prime Minister Jugnauth held talks, noting that China is willing to always be a good friend and a good partner of Mauritius and promote the bilateral friendly cooperative ties to continuously reach new heights.

This is the first visit of President Xi to Mauritius, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of Mauritius' independence, therefore, the visit marks a milestone in China-Mauritius relations.

Mauritius has a unique geographical advantage for participating in the Belt and Road Initiative and as an important gateway from Africa to Asia. President Xi's visit will further enhance political mutual trust, expand the connotation of pragmatic cooperation, deepen humanities exchanges, and promote the dock of the "Belt and Road Initiative" and Mauritius' "Vision toward 2030", further solidifying the foundation for making good friends and partners between China and Mauritius.

President Xi's visit has written a new chapter for China-Mauritius friendly ties, set China-Mauritius relations as a model of equality, mutual respect, win-win cooperation among nations regardless of their size, and as well drawn a successful conclusion of his Middle East and Africa Tour.

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