Li Changchun, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), said in Algiers on Monday that China is ready to boost cooperation with Algeria in the fields of energy resources, mining, and telecommunications.
Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, made the remarks during a meeting with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Li Changchun (L), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, shakes hands with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (R) in Algiers, Algeria, on March 24, 2008. Li said Monday that China is ready to boost cooperation with Algeria in the fields of energy resources, mining, and telecommunications. (Xinhua Photo)
Li called upon Algeria to seize the occasion of the 50th anniversary of bilateral ties to strengthen the political trust, economic cooperation and personnel and cultural exchanges with China.
"No matter how the international situation has changed, China and Algeria have maintained mutual support and trust," he said.
Bouteflika expressed his gratitude for China's helping African nations achieve national independence and development, and he pledged to enhance cooperation with China in all areas.
He reaffirmed Algeria would not change its stance on the one-China policy under any circumstances, and would support China's reunification cause.
Li also met with Algerian Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci. After Li briefed Medelci on the recent riots in Tibet, Medelci said that what China has done to improve Tibet's economic and social development is widely acknowledged by the whole world.