Yu Qun poses for a photo with Sanoussy Bantama Sow in Beijing on Dec 7. [Photo/ Chinaculture.org]

Yu Qun, a member of the leadership of China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, met with several government cultural delegations led by Sanoussy Bantama Sow, Guinea's Minister of Sports, Culture and Historical Heritage, in Beijing on Dec 7.

The two sides discussed and exchanged opinions on further promoting cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Guinea, reached a number of consensus, and signed the implementation plan (2018-2021) for their agreement on cultural cooperation between the two governments.

Yu Qun reviewed the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and the fruitful achievements of China-Africa cultural exchanges and cooperation. He said China would like to work with Guinea to carry out the implementation plan (2018-2021) to effectively promote the comprehensive and in-depth development of cultural exchanges and cooperation between the two countries and make new contributions to the development of Sino-Guinean relations.

Sow said Guinea highly appreciates the unremitting efforts made by the Chinese Minister of Culture and Tourism to consolidate and develop bilateral friendly relations over a long period of time. Guinea is ready to work with China to actively promote cultural exchanges and cooperation between the two countries and promote mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples.

At the invitation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China, Sow and his delegation visited Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou from Nov 30 to Dec 8.