Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, has promised that China will work with other G20 members to implement the debt service suspension initiative to ease the debt burden of Nigeria and other African countries.
This was made known in a statement by China’s Consul General in Lagos, Chu Maoming.
The Minister made this known while responding to a question asked by an African journalist at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual Chinese National Legislative Session on Sunday.
Yi, who is concurrently a State Councillor, equivalent of Deputy Prime Pinister, of China’s cabinet, stated that China and Africa were good brothers.
“China is also considering further bilateral support for African countries under the greatest strain to help African brothers and sisters through this difficult time,” he stated.
He also said: “Our people, having fought shoulder to shoulder for national liberation, are partners for common development. A few years back, we were together fighting Ebola.”