Both China and Ghana are concentrating on economic development
and there are broad prospects for furthering bilateral cooperation,
said top Chinese political advisor Jia Qinglin in Accra
At a meeting with Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor, Jia
hailed the sound growth of bilateral ties, saying Ghana has become
China's important cooperation partner in western Africa.
Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's
Political Consultative Conference, China's top political advisory
body, made a three-point proposal for the advancement of bilateral
The first is to maintain the momentum of multi-layered contacts,
especially at the high level.
The second is to implement the consensus reached last November
between the two heads of state during the Beijing summit of the
Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) and to further promote
The third is to strengthen communication and coordination on
international and African affairs so as to safeguard the rights and
interests of developing nations.
Jia said the Taiwan question concerns China's sovereignty and
territorial integrity, as well as the fundamental interests and
national feeling of the 1.3 billion Chinese people.
The Chinese government appreciates Ghana's one-China policy,
said Jia, who arrived here Wednesday on an official visit.
Kufuor said the Ghanaian government has always paid great
attention to relations with China and that it will, as always,
firmly abide by its one-China policy and dedicate itself to
strengthening bilateral friendship and cooperation.
The Ghanaian side will, within the framework of implementing the
FCAC Beijing summit achievements, promote economic and trade
cooperation with China and better carry out bilateral cooperation
agreements, said Kufuor.
After the meeting, Jia and Kufuor attended a signing ceremony
for six bilateral cooperation documents.
Ghana is the second leg of Jia's visit to four African
countries, which has already taken him to Tunisia. He will also
visit Zimbabwe and Kenya.
(Xinhua News Agency April 20, 2007)