BEIJING, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi held official talks with his Icelandic counterpart Ossur Skarphedinsson here on Monday, vowing to further expand mutual understanding and push forward bilateral ties up to a new stage.
|Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (R) shakes hands with Icelandic Foreign Minister |
Ossur Skarphedinsson in Beijing, capital of China, July 12, 2010.(Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
"China is ready to take the chance of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties next year to further enhance understanding and cooperation with Iceland," Yang said.
Skarphedinsson reiterated his country's adherence to the one-China policy, adding Iceland is committed to strengthening bilateral pragmatic cooperation in various areas.
Hailing the smooth growth of bilateral ties, he extended appreciation for China's support for his country when it was severely hit by the global financial crisis these years.