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Hu Jintao Meets with Mozambican President Guebuza

2005/09/15

Chinese President Hu Jintao met with Mozambican President Guebuza

On the afternoon of September 14, 2005, Chinese President Hu Jintao met in the hotel where he stayed in New York with his Mozambican counterpart Armando Guebuza.

Hu noted that Guebuza is an old friend of the Chinese people and has made great contributions to the development of China-Mozambique friendship. The Chinese and Mozambican people established profound friendship in those years when the Mozambican people fought for their national independence, which lays down a solid foundation for the progress of bilateral ties. Over the past 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Mozambique, the bilateral relations moved ahead steadily, high-level exchanges between the leaders of the two countries remained close, political mutual trust continued increasing, bilateral cooperation in such fields as economy and trade, culture and education and health scored remarkable achievements and both sides extended mutual understanding and conducted close collaboration in international affairs.

Hu stressed that China cherishes its relations with Mozambique and expects to strengthen the high-level exchanges with the country, expand economic and trade cooperation, strengthen exchanges and cooperation in various fields and raise the bilateral friendly cooperative relations to a new level.

Guebuza said that Mozambique-China friendship enjoys a solid foundation. No matter during the years of war when the Mozambican people fought for their national independence or in the course of economic development after independence, the Mozambican people always receive strong support from the Chinese people. It is very encouraging to see the rapid progress of the friendly cooperation between Mozambique and China in various areas.

The two heads of state held in-depth discussions on strengthening bilateral cooperation. Hu agreed with Guebuza's suggestions on further strengthening bilateral cooperation in the areas of agriculture, sea farming and infrastructure construction, noting that the favorable national conditions of Mozambique is beneficial to its agricultural development while China has mature technologies and experiences of agricultural production suitable for Mozambique, and the two countries enjoy great potential of agricultural cooperation.

The two heads of state also exchanged views on the agenda of the UN summit and the achievements already made. They agreed that the summit has made many important decisions on implementing the millennium development goals and the UN reform and will help better solve the development issues and promote greater role of the UN. It is necessary to reform the UN and the Security Council, but extensive democratic consultations should be conducted and wide consensus be reached on the reform plans so as to maintain the solidarity of the UN member states and enable the organization to play a bigger role of safeguarding world peace and promoting common development.

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