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Chinese president starts visit to Mauritius

Source: Xinhua | 02-17-2009 08:15

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PORT LOUIS, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived Monday in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, for a state visit aimed at enhancing bilateral friendship and cooperation.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (L Front) shakes hands with Mauritian Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam greeting him upon his arrival in Port Louis for a state visit Feb. 16, 2009.(Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
Chinese President Hu Jintao (L Front) shakes hands with 
Mauritian Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam greeting 
him upon his arrival in Port Louis for a state visit 
Feb. 16, 2009.(Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

He was greeted at the airport by Mauritian Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam.

"The China-Mauritius relationship has become a model of solidarity and cooperation between two developing countries," Hu said in a statement released upon his arrival.