Vice President Li Yuanchao met with Ghanaian Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia in Beijing Thursday, and both sides pledged to increase mutually beneficial cooperation.

Hailing the traditional friendship between China and Ghana, Li said China is willing to take the Belt and Road Initiative and the outcomes of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) as opportunities to deepen bilateral friendly ties.

Li called on the two countries to strengthen political trust, advance people-to-people exchanges and cooperate more in finance, infrastructure, industry capacity, equipment manufacturing, energy and mineral resources, agriculture and fisheries.

Bawumia said Ghana attached great importance to its ties with China and is willing to increase cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as the framework of FOCAC.

Prior to the talks, Li held a red-carpet ceremony to welcome the visiting vice president. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh