NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here with Equatorial Guinean Foreign Minister Simeon Oyono Esono Angue on Saturday on the sidelines of the ongoing 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
Wang said that under the joint guidance of the two heads of state, China-Equatorial Guinea relations have developed healthily and smoothly, and have become a model for large and small countries to treat each other as equals, unite and help each other, and be sincere and friendly.
China is ready to work with Equatorial Guinea to carry forward traditional friendship, strengthen the synergy of development strategies and bring benefits to the people of the two countries, he added.
Wang noted that China and Equatorial Guinea maintain close communication and good cooperation in multilateral institutions such as the United Nations.
China will continue to firmly support Equatorial Guinea in safeguarding its sovereignty, security and development interests on the international stage, support the country to play a greater role in regional and multilateral affairs, safeguard the common interests of developing countries, and uphold unity and cooperation on the African continent, he said, adding two countries will jointly defend non-interference in other countries' internal affairs, a "golden rule" of international relations and the "talisman" of developing countries.
For his part, the Equatorial Guinean foreign minister said that China is a reliable friend and strong partner of Equatorial Guinea, adding that under the care and guidance of the two heads of state, China-Equatorial Guinea relations have progressed smoothly.
He thanked China for its valuable support for Equatorial Guinea's economic and social development, which has brought benefits to the people of Equatorial Guinea.
He said that Equatorial Guinea firmly adheres to the one-China policy, supports the "one country, two systems," highly appreciates and supports the important concepts proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, such as the Global Development Initiative, and looks forward to strengthening the synergy of development strategies with China and deepening bilateral cooperation in various fields.