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Senegalese president: Chinese president´s visit to open new chapter in bilateral ties

Source: Xinhua | 02-11-2009 13:52

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TOUBA, Senegal, Feb 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao's upcoming visit to Senegal will open a new chapter of friendly cooperation between the two countries, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade said here Tuesday.

During an interview with Xinhua, Wade hailed the partnership between Senegal and China as "very successful," saying it has already become a role model for China-Africa cooperation.

During Hu's visit, the two leaders will exchange views on bilateral cooperation, and regional and international affairs, Wade said during a visit to a reconstruction project undertaken by China Henan International Cooperation Group Co., Ltd. (CHICO) in Touba, a city about 200 km from Dakar, the capital of Senegal.

The two countries are also expected to sign several new cooperation agreements on economy and technology, Wade told Xinhua.

"The partnership between China and Senegal is now manifested in bilateral cooperation in all fields," he said.

China and Senegal have carried out cooperation in such areas as economy, technology, education, culture, health, sports and infrastructure construction since they resumed diplomatic relations in 2005, Wade noted.