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NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here with Gabonese Foreign Minister Michael Moussa Adamo on Saturday on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

Noting that Gabon is a good friend of China in Africa, Wang said the two countries have always been sincere and friendly, treated each other equally, achieved win-win cooperation and common development, forged a profound friendship, and the comprehensive cooperative partnership between the two sides continues to consolidate and develop.

China is ready to work with Gabon to promote high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, so as to help Gabon accelerate its development and revitalization and bring more benefits to the Gabonese people, he added.

Noting that China has always maintained that all countries, big and small, are equal, Wang said that China has always stood on the side of developing countries and African countries, and will continue to deliver tangible results for African partners, as well as develop and revitalize together with African brothers and sisters.

He also extended congratulations to Gabon on assuming the rotating presidency of the Security Council next month, saying that China stands ready to strengthen coordination in international and regional affairs, jointly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries, and uphold the basic principle of international relations of non-interference in internal affairs.

For his part, the Gabonese Foreign Minister said that Gabon and China have a time-honored friendship and have yielded rich fruits through mutually beneficial cooperation.

Noting that China is Gabon's largest trading partner, he said that China helped Gabon improve its infrastructure and was among the first countries to assist Gabon in fighting the pandemic. Chinese enterprises have made important contributions to Gabon's economic development, which the Gabonese government and people will never forget, he added.

Noting that Gabon is also China's reliable partner, the senior official said Gabon will continue to firmly abide by the one-China principle and oppose politicizing human rights.

He stressed that Gabon is willing to strengthen the synergy between "Emerging Gabon" and the Belt and Road Initiative to diversify the country's economy. Gabon warmly welcomes Chinese investment and looks forward to expanding cooperation and achieving more mutually beneficial and win-win results, he added.

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