Premier Li Keqiang met with Julius Maada Bio, president of Sierra Leone, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Sept 2 ahead of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

Premier Li said China and Sierra Leone’s friendship has taken root in the hearts of the people, and the two countries consistently help and support each other, forging a profound friendship in the fight against Ebola.

The President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, visited Huawei’s Executive Briefing Centre in China and held talks with Li Jie, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Huawei. During the talks, Bio expressed his expectation to strengthen cooperation with Huawei so as to help  Sierra Leone’s digital transformation.

Amidst rising global trade protectionism, the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) shows China’s determination to promote fair international trade, which will significantly benefit African countries, Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone, stated.