Chinese State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan met in Beijing on Thursday
with Mohammed Siala, special envoy of Libyan leader Muammar
al-Qathafi and Libya's deputy foreign minister.
Tang said China-Libya friendly cooperative relations accorded
with fundamental interests of the two peoples, and helped safeguard
regional peace and stability.
Tang hoped that the two nations would further increase
mutually-beneficial cooperation in all areas, so as to push for the
further development of bilateral ties.
Tang noted that to strengthen cooperation with African nations
was an important part of China's independent foreign policy of
China held sincere willingness to push for friendly relations
with Africa, Tang said, adding that China had taken measures to
cement the achievements of the Beijing summit of the China-Africa
Cooperation Forum. China would continue the efforts to lift the
China-Africa ties into a new height, he noted.
Siala said Libya valued the relations with China, hoping that
the two countries would deepen cooperation in various fields.
Siala noted that Libya firmly adhered to one-China policy, and
supported the reunification cause of China.
(Xinhua News Agency January 24, 2008)