Enhancing mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Peru conforms to the basic interests of both sides, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said in Lima Thursday.
Li Changchun, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks during his meeting with Mercedes Cabanillas, president of the Congress of Peru.
China treasures its friendship with Peru, with which China established an all-round partnership of cooperation in 2005, Li told Cabanillas.
Li said he is delighted to see China-friendly forces continuously growing in the Peruvian Congress and the exchanges increasing between the two legislatures.
The National People's Congress, the Chinese legislature, is ready to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the Peruvian Congress in various fields, Li said.
He said the CPC is also willing to carry out various forms of communications with all friendly parties in the Congress of Peru.
For her part, Cabanillas said Peru's friendly cooperation with China in different times has pushed forward the development of Peru and brought about tangible benefits for its people.
Cabanillas said the Peruvian Congress will continue to support the government's friendly policy toward China.
All parties in the Congress share the wish to learn from China's successful experience through contacts with the CPC, Cabanillas added.
Li arrived in Lima on Thursday afternoon for a goodwill visit. He went directly from the airport to the Congress to meet with Cabanillas.
(Xinhua New Agency March 30, 2007)