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Malawian president speaks highly of Malawi-China ties

01-11-2012 13:00 BJT

LILONGWE, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Malawian President Bingu Mutharika on Tuesday spoke highly of Malawi-China relations, describing China as a true friend.

He said his country is willing to boost ties and maintain long-term friendship with China.

Malawians should know that China's support for Malawi's social and economic development is unconditional, he told a Chinese Spring Festival gala held by the Chinese Embassy and Malawi's Ministry of Tourism.

Mutharika appraised the quality and design of the parliament building, and the international conference center built with Chinese aid.

During the cooperation process, Malawians have leant the Chinese people's hard-working spirit, which is key to China's prosperity and development, he said.

In 2011, China allowed the entry of 60 percent of Malawian products tariff-free.

In Malawi, Chinese enterprises and China-Africa Development Fund co-funded cotton planting projects, creating 50,000 jobs and greatly enhancing local cotton production and processing capacity, and increasing the income of farmers.

 

Editor:Bai Yang |Source: Xinhua

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