Burkina Faso’s president looks to enhance ties with China

Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kabore is anticipating his trip to Beijing next month, where he will attend the 2018 FOCAC Summit.

President Kabore says he looks forward to enhancing ties with China, having just resumed diplomatic ties earlier this year.

“My trip to China is a very important mission. It will allow us to consolidate the cooperation between our two countries within the win-win partnership, and the principles of legality and transparency in our relations. We also believe that this is an opportunity not only to boost cooperation with Burkina Faso but also for the sub-region and Africa as a whole, since we are participating in China-Africa Cooperation Forum,” he said.

The 2018 FOCAC Summit will be held under the theme “China and Africa: Toward an Even Stronger Community with a Shared Future through Win-Win Co-operation.”

Most African heads of state are expected to attend the forum in Beijing, where relations between the continent and China will be discussed at length.