CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Chinese, Costa Rican presidents vow to further ties

08-16-2012 23:30 BJT

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- President Hu Jintao and his Costa Rican counterpart Laura Chinchilla Miranda on Thursday pledged to further their cooperation, as this year marks the fifth anniversary of the establishment of ties.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) shakes hands with Costa Rican President
Laura Chinchilla Miranda during a welcoming ceremony held for Chinchilla
in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 16, 2012. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

President Hu hailed the current state of bilateral relations, adding that he appreciates Costa Rica's adherence to the one-China policy.

"The establishment and development of Sino-Costa Rican relations has benefited both sides and promoted understanding and cooperation between China and Latin American states," Hu said.

Chinchilla, who is in Beijing for a weeklong visit, said she appreciates the assistance China has given to her country.

President Hu said both sides should bolster high-level contacts, enhance political mutual trust and support each other on core issues.

He called on the two sides to expand and diversify trade, pledging further cooperation in infranstructure, energy, investment and agriculture.

China supports Costa Rica in hosting the seventh Chinese-Latin American entrepreneur summit, Hu said.

President Hu also called for enriched exchanges in humanities, science and technology, as well as enhanced consultations on multilateral affairs.

Chinchilla said both countries should increase trade and two-way investment. She said Costa Rica welcomes Chinese investment and pledged to further cooperation in energy and infrastructure construction.

Chinchilla vowed to enhance coordination with China within international organizations, including the United Nations.

The two presidents also agreed to strengthen cooperation between China and Latin American countries.

After their talks, Hu and Chinchilla witnessed the signing of eight cooperative agreements covering the agriculture, healthcare and civil aviation sectors.

Chinchilla arrived in Shanghai on Sunday to start her state visit, her first visit to China since taking office in May 2010.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |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