Chinese and Moldovan leaders exchanged greetings on Wednesday on
the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of
diplomatic relations between the two countries.
a congratulatory message to his Moldovan counterpart, Vladimir
Voronin, Chinese President Jiang Zemin said the establishment of
Sino-Moldovan diplomatic ties on January 30, 1992 opened a new
chapter for the two countries in developing friendly cooperative
During the past decade, the two countries have understood and
supported each other in safeguarding national independence, state
sovereignty and territorial integrity and in dealing with other
major issues of national interests, said the Chinese president.
said the two countries have maintained close and fruitful exchanges
and cooperation in various fields, and they have established a new
type of state-to-state relationship based on political equality and
mutual trust, mutually beneficial economic cooperation and mutual
support in world affairs.
Jiang stressed that a comprehensive, lasting and healthy
development of bilateral ties can be realized only by adhering to
the principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, and
non-interference in each other's internal affairs.
serves the basic interests of the two countries and two peoples to
further Sino-Moldovan ties and enhance bilateral friendship in the
new century, he said.
a separate message to Moldovan Parliament Speaker Eugenia
Ostapciuc, Li Peng, chairman of the Standing Committee of the
National People's Congress of China, said the Sino-Moldovan
friendship, with a wide-ranging social foundation, is supported by
the two peoples, and the Chinese people have always regarded the
Moldovan people as reliable partners and close friends.
his message to Moldovan Prime Minister Vasile Tarlev, Chinese
Premier Zhu Rongji, said that since China and Moldova established
diplomatic relations 10 years ago, the two countries have
consistently strengthened exchanges and cooperation in such fields
as politics, economy, trade, science and technology, culture,
education and health care.
expressed the belief that mutually beneficial cooperation between
Moldova, the two countries which have great potential and broad
prospective for further cooperation, will be fruitful through
unremitting efforts by both sides.
Voronin, in his message to Jiang, said he is pleased to see the
smooth development of bilateral relations on the basis of equality,
respect and mutual trust since the establishment of diplomatic ties
between the two countries.
Jiang's visit to Moldova in July 2001 has further strengthened the
friendship between the two countries, he said.
Ostapciuc and Tarlev sent messages to their Chinese counterparts
separately on the occasion.
Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan and Moldovan Foreign Minister
Nocolae Dudau also exchanged congratulatory messages.
January 31, 2002)