Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi held talks with visiting Zambian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism Given Lubinda on Wednesday, according to a press release issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Chinese-Zambian relations have maintained healthy and stable development since they were established in 1964, Yang said, noting the two sides have expanded exchanges at various levels and maintained close coordination in international affairs.
Yang told Lubinda that China is ready to work with Zambia to promote relations between the two, adding that the Asian country appreciates Zambian President Michael Sata's remarks on deepening bilateral ties.
China is a good friend of Zambia, Lubinda said, adding that it has provided valuable support for Zambia's national development.
President Sata and the Zambian government will firmly adhere to the one-China policy, according to the minister.
The two sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern, according to the press release.
Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu also met with Lubinda on Wednesday afternoon.
Hui hailed the traditional friendship forged by elder leaders of the two states, and the long-range strategic perspective from which both sides handle bilateral ties.
He also attributed the fruitful development of bilateral relations to the two states' adherence to the principles of peaceful co-existence and substantial cooperation based on equality and mutual benefits.
China will work with Zambia to further bilateral ties, Hui vowed.
Lubinda praised China's contribution to the growth of the world economy and its constructive role in the international arena, saying China's development offers opportunities for all countries including Zambia.