China's foreign policy was consistent and stable and kept pace with the times, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Kong Quan said in Beijing Tuesday at a regular press conference.
Kong quoted Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan as saying at a news conference last week that the basic aim of China's foreign policy was to safeguard world peace and promote common development, while creating a peaceful international climate and stable regional environment for China's reform and opening-up.
Exchanging high-level visits was an important aspect of China's interaction with foreign countries, he said.
He said he was convinced that China's new leadership would unswervingly develop reciprocal friendly and cooperative relations with all countries that had diplomatic ties with China, boost exchanges of high-level visits and promote all-round mutual friendly and cooperative relations.
(Xinhua News Agency March 12, 2003)