Asia China, Burkina Faso sign agreement to establish diplomatic ties

China, Burkina Faso sign agreement to establish diplomatic ties

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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) and Burkina Faso Foreign Minister Alpha Barry

 China and Burkina Faso on Saturday signed an agreement to establish diplomatic relations, after the West African nation severed ties with self-ruled Taiwan.

The deal was signed by the Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, and a senior official from Burkina Faso at a state guest house in Beijing in front of reporters.