China, Jamaica vow to enhance friendly partnership
Source: CCTV.com | 02-13-2009 08:24Special Report: Xi visits L. America, Malta
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping is visiting Jamaica. On Thursday, he met Jamaican Governor-General Kenneth Hall. Both sides vowed to further enhance the China-Jamaica friendly partnership for common development. Before Jamaica, the Chinese vice president wrapped up a three-day visit to Mexico.
|Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L) is greeted by Jamaican |
Prime Minister Bruce Golding upon his arrival in Kingston,
capital of Jamaica, on Feb. 11, 2009. Jamaica is the second
leg of Xi's six-nation tour, which has taken him to Mexico
and will take him to Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Malta.
During talks with the Mexican President, Xi Jinping expressed China's appreciation for the Mexican government's adherence to the one-China policy.
Xi Jinping said China and Mexico should maintain close contact and coordinate joint efforts to safeguard the interests of both countries as well as those of other developing countries, while doing the utmost to curb the impact of the financial crisis.
The vice president also said China is ready to work with Latin American and Caribbean countries to build a partnership of comprehensive cooperation.
Calderon said that under the circumstances, Mexico is ready to further strengthen pragmatic cooperation with China in various areas.
He said Mexico is ready to work together with China to jointly meet the challenges brought about by the financial crisis.
The Mexican President said the Mexican government always welcomes Chinese firms to trade and invest in Mexico, and will try to create favorable conditions for them.
He also said his country will participate actively in the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.
After wrapping up a three-day visit to Mexico, the Vice President arrived in Jamaica.
In a written statement released at Kingston Airport on Wednesday, Xi Jinping said his visit aims to strengthen friendship, expand consensus, deepen cooperation and promote common development.
Jamaica is the second leg of Xi Jinping's six-nation trip. He will also visit Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Malta.