CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Chinese vice president vows closer ties with Ecuador

08-14-2010 08:27 BJT

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino here Friday, the two vowing to increase bilateral cooperation and party-to-party exchange.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 13, 2010.(Xinhua/Ju Peng)
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Ecuadorean Foreign Minister
Ricardo Patino at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China,
Aug. 13, 2010.(Xinhua/Ju Peng)

Xi hailed the smooth development of China-Ecuador ties over recent years, citing frequent high-level exchanges and enhanced political trust.

The Chinese government highly values its relations with Ecuador, he said, adding that strengthening bilateral ties is in the common interest of both nations and peoples.

"We hope to take the opportunity of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year to expand cooperation with Ecuador to push bilateral relations to a new stage," Xi said.

He also urged more exchanges between the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the ruling party of Ecuador.

Patino extended his condolences to the family members of the victims of the mudslides in northwest China's Gansu Province.

He also said Ecuador hopes to cement cooperation with China in political, trade and cultural areas.

Patino is visiting China from Aug. 10 to Aug. 16 at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi.

In talks with Patino earlier Friday, Yang said China and Ecuador maintained good coordination in international affairs. He expressed the hope to boost all-round relations between the two countries.

Patino pledged his country would continue adhering to the one-China policy.

Patino will attend the National Pavilion Day of Ecuador celebrations at the Shanghai World Expo on Saturday.

 


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