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Vice-premier: China ready to work with Namibia for greater progress in ties
2017/09/01

Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli meets with Namibian President Hage Geingob on Aug 28 in Windhoek, capital city of Namibia. [Photo/Xinhua]

WINDHOEK — Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli said on Aug 28 that China is ready to work with Namibia to achieve greater progress in bilateral relations.

Zhang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks when meeting with Namibian President Hage Geingob.

The vice-premier said President Xi Jinping met with Geingob twice — in Beijing in 2014 and at the 2015 Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). During these meetings, the two leaders set the direction for the development of bilateral ties.

“My current visit is aimed at working with the Namibian side to carry out major consensuses between the two heads of state, further consolidate our traditional friendship, deepen exchanges and cooperation in various fields so as to materialize more of the FOCAC Johannesburg Summit outcomes in Namibia and bring more benefits to the two peoples,” he said.

Zhang further elaborated why the two countries could have seen a steady development in ties and ever more robust bilateral cooperation in various areas.

He said that the development of the bilateral ties has been fostered by generations of the two countries’ leaders, and, as a result, the two sides have shared a strong friendship and political mutual trust.

China always views its relationship with Namibia from a strategic and long-term perspective, and regards the African country as a good friend, partner and brother, Zhang added.

China and Namibia have made joint efforts with regard to major international issues, safeguarding the legitimate rights of the developing world, he said.

In order to make greater accomplishments in bilateral ties, Zhang said the two sides need to enhance their political mutual trust and deepen exchanges about the art and experience of running the country.

Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli meets with Namibian President Hage Geingob on Aug 28 in Windhoek, capital city of Namibia. [Photo/Xinhua]

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