Praia — China is looking forward to better ties and cooperation with Cape Verde, according to its new envoy to the Portuguese-speaking Atlantic Ocean island country in West Africa.
Chinese Ambassador to Cape Verde Su Jian on Thursday vowed to promote exchanges and cooperation in all fields after submitting his letter of credentials to President Jorge Carlos Fonseca.
Both countries are bracing for the 36th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
The Chinese ambassador noted that China appreciates the friendship between the two countries and will expand trade and other forms of cooperation with Cape Verde, so as to bring bilateral ties to a new high.
"The bilateral relations in the domains of the economy, commerce, culture, education, health and the military between our two countries are very fruitful," he said.
President Fonseca hailed the existing cooperation between China and Cape Verde, noting that the relationship is "marked with excellence" in different sectors.
"I am convinced that you will contribute to the strengthening of the relations between our two countries," the president told China's new ambassador.