CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Chinese, Ghanaian leaders exchange congratulatory messages on anniversary of ties

07-05-2010 14:16 BJT

BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday exchanged congratulatory messages with Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Hu in his message hailed the profound and traditional friendship between the Chinese and Ghanaian people, saying that on July 5, 1960, Ghana became one of the first African countries south of the Sahara to establish diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China.

Over the past 50 years, Hu said, bilateral ties between the two countries have weathered various tests and enjoy a stable development, won through the hard work of several generations of leaders from both sides.

It is China's established policy to advance the bilateral ties of mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and common development, Hu said.

Hu also said both countries, with similar bitter historical experiences, are currently facing the tough tasks of developing their economies, maintaining stability and promoting people's livelihoods.

The president said China is willing to work with Ghana to benefit the two peoples by boosting pragmatic cooperation in various fields, expanding the cultural exchange and non-governmental contact, and enhancing coordination on multilateral and global issues.

Mills said that Ghana is pleased that the two countries have succeeded in nurturing their bilateral relations over the years in a spirit of friendship, understanding and cooperation for the mutual benefit of both countries.

He said Ghana deeply appreciates the sustained support and assistance of the Chinese government for his country's economic development.

Mills also said he is confident that the cordial relations that exist between the two countries will be further strengthened as both sides address new opportunities for cooperation at the bilateral and multilateral levels.

On the same day, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi also exchanged congratulatory messages with his Ghanaian counterpart Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni.

 

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program