Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Zhai Jun arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) for a two-day visit during which he unveiled humanitarian aid to refugees in the central African country.
Zhai and his Congolese counterpart Ignace Gata Mavita held talks before signing economic and trade agreements between the two countries, including 4 million RMB (about 600,000 U.S. dollars) in humanitarian aid to the refugees in the eastern part of the country.
Congolese Prime Minister Adolphe Muzito met with Zhai later in the day to discuss cooperation between the two countries and the global financial crisis.
"China is ready to deepen the win-win cooperation between our two countries, even in the face of the financial crisis which hits the whole world. China is always convinced about the prospects for the Sino-Congolese relations," the visiting Chinese diplomat announced after talks.
DR Congolese President Joseph Kabila is scheduled to receive Zhai on Tuesday.
The Chinese official is on a three-nation African trip which will also take him to Benin and Equatorial Guinea.