Chinese premier congratulates new Gabonese PM

BEIJING – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday congratulated Alain Claude Bilie By Nze on assuming Gabon's premiership.

In his congratulatory message, Li noted that with a time-honored traditional friendship, China and Gabon have witnessed sound and rapid development of their relations over the past years.

The two countries have given each other understanding and support on issues concerning each other's core interests and major concerns, and bilateral cooperation in various fields has also scored remarkable results, Li said.

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He said that the Chinese government attaches great importance to the development of China-Gabon relations and is ready to work with the country to push for new progress in their comprehensive cooperative partnership so as to bring more benefits to the two countries and the two peoples.