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Chinese president inaugurates China-aided bridge construction project in Bamako

Source: Xinhua | 02-14-2009 08:11

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BAMAKO, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Malian counterpart Amadou Toumany Toure inaugurated a China-aided bridge construction project in the capital of Bamakoon Friday.

Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao (3rd L Front) and his Malian counterpart Amadou Toumany Toure (3rd R Front) attend an inauguration of a China-aided bridge construction project in Bamako, capital of Mali, Feb. 13, 2009. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
Visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao (3rd L Front) and his 
Malian counterpart Amadou Toumany Toure (3rd R Front) attend 
an inauguration of a China-aided bridge construction project 
in Bamako, capital of Mali, Feb. 13, 2009. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

The bridge, the third one in Bamako, will be constructed by a Chinese company and will play an important role after its completion in the economic development of the western African country.

At the inauguration ceremony, the two leaders spoke highly of the project, saying it is the symbol of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

They said the project will serve as a bridge of friendship and cooperation linking the two countries.

Before the ceremony, Hu met President of the Malian National Assembly Dioncounda Traore.