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Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki Kicks Off Four-Day Visit to China, Meeting With Xi Set For This Week

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Qiang prior to their meeting in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 15, 2023. FLORENCE LO / POOL / AFP

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki met with Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Monday, the first day of a near-week-long state visit to Beijing.

This is the President’s first visit to China since 2006 and his first since Eritrea joined the Belt and Road Initiative two years ago. 

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