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Sao Tome and Principe: Approach to China Continues

The government of JORGE BOM JESUS ​​(JBJ) formally adhered to the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), through a memorandum of understanding signed with the government of China in DEC., through the ambassador in São Tomé, XY. The content of the agreement has not been made public.

JBJ´s government expresses its willingness to strengthen practical cooperation in areas of interest within the framework of the joint promotion of the Chinese initiative. Also envisaged is joint work to find ways to strengthen economic ties and political coordination.

The "practical cooperation" should allow the two countries to develop "cooperation in the field of security", among other areas, adds the text. READ MORE