Subject: China pledges to further ties with East Timor

China pledges to further ties with East Timor 2005-11-15 19:51:33

BEIJING, Nov. 15 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese government attaches importance to its relations with East Timor and is ready to push forward all-round cooperation guided by treating neighbors as partners and friends, said Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong here Tuesday.

During a meeting with East Timor President Jose Alexandre Xanana Gusmao, Zeng conveyed President Hu Jintao's greeting and congratulated East Timor on its achievement in realizing national reconciliation, safeguarding social stability and promoting economic development since the country was founded three years ago.

Zeng said China and East Timor have maintained traditional friendship and bilateral ties have made new progress since the two countries forged diplomatic ties.

He indicated the two countries have trusted each other politically and cooperated well in the international arena, and the cooperation on economy and trade, and public health have expanded in recent years.

Zeng also spoke highly of the adherence of East Timor to the one-China policy.

Xanana said East Timor values its friendly relations with China, and will enhance cooperation on economy and trade, as well as resources exploration so as to continuously advance the relations between the two countries. Enditem

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