A high-level Chinese government delegation has been holding talks on trade in Mauritania. Heading the?
GV EXTERIOR Building where meeting held
CU Mauritanian flag
MCU Mauritanian President Lieutenant Colonel Moustapha Ould Mohamed Salek (R) greeting Chinese Foreign Trade Vice-Minister Chen Chich (centre) and other Chinese delegates
MCU Mr Chen Chie and President Salek talking
MV Mauritanian officials
CU Salek PAN TO Chen Chie
MU Mauritanian official watching
MV Salek and Chen Chie
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Background: A high-level Chinese government delegation has been holding talks on trade in Mauritania. Heading the Chinese delegation was Mr Chen Chie, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Trade.
SYNOPSIS: The talks were held in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital, between the head of state, Lieutenant-Colonel Moustapha Ould Mohamed Salek -- on the right -- and Mr Chen Chie. China's delegation included other senior trade officials. The Chinese have already been involved in several major projects in Mauritania, and the object of the four-day visit was to explore further ways of expanding cooperation between the two countries.
Mauritanian officials said they hoped to set up regular meetings with the Chinese to discuss more development schemes, particularly in the fields of aviation and shipping. During their stay, the Chinese were shown round Nouakchott port and a state farm at Mpourie, as well as the National Museum.
The deep water port at Noukchott is one project in which the Chinese have already been involved.