Home / International / State Exchanges Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read | Comment
Hu arrives in Costa Rica for visit
Adjust font size:

Chinese President Hu Jintao, who arrived in San Jose on Sunday for a state visit to Costa Rica, expressed his hope that the visit would further China's cooperative relations with the Central American nation.

In a written speech issued upon his arrival at the airport, Hu said Costa Rica is an important country in Central America and also an important cooperation partner of China in the region.

Since China and Costa Rica established diplomatic ties in June 2007, bilateral relations have developed rapidly and friendly cooperation has been expanded in various fields, he said.

"China and Costa Rica, both as developing nations, share the common task of safeguarding world peace and promoting common development," Hu said.

The Chinese leader said that during his visit he will exchange views with President Oscar Arias Sanchez and other Costa Rican leaders on bilateral ties and major international issues of common concern.

Hu expressed his belief that his visit would fulfill the goal of deepening friendship, strengthening mutual trust, enhancing cooperation and seeking common development.

During his visit, the two countries are expected to sign agreements on cooperation in the economic, trade and technological sectors.

This is the first state visit to Costa Rica by a Chinese head of state since the two countries set up diplomatic ties last year.

President Oscar Arias Sanchez visited China in October 2007, laying a solid foundation for the mutually beneficial and friendly cooperative relations between the two countries.

China is Costa Rica's second biggest trade partner. In 2007, bilateral trade registered a 33-percent increase over the previous year, totaling 2.8 billion U.S. dollars.

The Chinese president, who is on a five-nation trip, flew into San Jose from Washington, where he attended a Group of 20 summit on the current international financial crisis.

He will later visit Cuba, Peru and Greece, and attend the Economic Leaders' Informal Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in the Peruvian capital of Lima.

(Xinhua News Agency November 17, 2008)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
Pet Name
China Archives
Related >>
- Hu calls for concerted efforts to tide over financial crisis
- China willing to promote ties with Costa Rica
- China, Costa Rica vow to enhance bilateral ties
- China, Costa Rica work on possible free trade deal
- China, Costa Rica agree to step up ties 'to a higher level'
- G20 leaders hail global financial summit
Most Viewed >>
- Hu calls for concerted efforts to tide over financial crisis
- Thousands rally in Iceland to call on gov't resignation
- Hu arrives in Costa Rica for visit
- Chinese, Costa Rican presidents expect free trade pact
- China, Peru Mark 35th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties
> Korean Nuclear Talks
> Reconstruction of Iraq
> Middle East Peace Process
> Iran Nuclear Issue
> 6th SCO Summit Meeting
- China Development Gateway
- Foreign Ministry
- Network of East Asian Think-Tanks
- China-EU Association
- China-Africa Business Council
- China Foreign Affairs University
- University of International Relations
- Institute of World Economics & Politics
- Institute of Russian, East European & Central Asian Studies
- Institute of West Asian & African Studies
- Institute of Latin American Studies
- Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies
- Institute of Japanese Studies