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China, Mali to boost bilateral ties


Source: | 02-13-2009 11:52

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As part of his five nation tour, Chinese President Hu Jintao met with his Malian counterpart Amadou Toumany Toure on Thursday. The two vowed to develop bilateral ties and enhance cooperation in various fields. And they also exchanged views on the current global financial crisis, and other international issues.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) meets with Malian President Amadou Toumany Toure in Bamako, Mali, on Feb. 12, 2009. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) meets with Malian President 
Amadou Toumany Toure in Bamako, Mali, on Feb. 12, 2009. 
(Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

From Mali, Hu will travel to the three African countries of Senegal, Tanzania and Mauritius.

Hu, making his first visit to this western African nation, was warmly welcomed at the airport.

During later talks with his counterpart, Hu said that the world financial crisis has posed severe challenges and the significance of China-Africa cooperation is greater.

He said China is paying much attention to African countries' difficulties and concerns as the global financial crisis begins to take a toll on the developing region. China would like to increase communication and exchange with Mali and other African countries to handle the crisis together.