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China, Zambia vow to further promote ties

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03-30-2015 17:26 BJT

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China and Zambia say they will deepen their long-standing friendship and expand cooperation. The announcement follows talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu in Beijing. 

Before sitting down for talks on Monday, President Xi held a welcoming ceremony for Lungu. Both leaders reviewed a guard of honor of the three services of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd R) poses for photos with Zambian President Edgar Lungu (2nd L) at a welcome ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, March 30, 2015. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd R) poses for photos with Zambian President Edgar Lungu (2nd L) at a welcome ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, March 30, 2015. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

During their meeting, Xi Jinping called on the two countries to increase experience sharing on national governance and to deepen cooperation in areas including infrastructure construction, mining, agriculture, processing manufacturing, investment and trade. 

Lungu thanked China for its assistance to his country, expressing hope that the two countries can further strengthen cooperation in more areas. 

Lungu is in China for a state visit at the invitation of Xi Jinping. He arrived in Beijing after attending the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan province. 

Chinese PresidentXi Jinping(2nd R) shakes hands with Zambian President Edgar Lungu (2nd L) at a welcome ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, March 30, 2015. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

Chinese PresidentXi Jinping(2nd R) shakes hands with Zambian President Edgar Lungu (2nd L) at a welcome ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, March 30, 2015. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

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