China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his visit to Eritrea has condemned sanctions imposed on the one-party state long been regarded as a pariah by Western powers.
Mr Wang held talks with President Isaias Afwerki and invited him to China to strengthen their “strategic partnership”, Eritrea’s Information Minister Yemane Meskel said.
The foreign ministers of the two nations issued a joint statement after the meeting, condemning “interferences in the internal affairs of other countries under the pretext of democracy and human rights”.
“The Chinese side stands against any unilateral sanctions on Eritrea,” it added.
Mr Yemane has been tweeting about the visit: