Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi met Wednesday with visiting Sierra Leonean Foreign Minister Samura Kamara and the two sides agree to work for closer relations.

Yang said China and Sierra Leone have maintain good relations since the two countries established diplomatic relations 42 years ago, and that bilateral relations have been particularly warm in recent years.

China will work with Sierra Leone to implement consensus reached between the two countries’ presidents in June this year and advance bilateral relations to a more fruitful future, he said.