Chinese vice president vows to further ties with Mauritius

Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong on Tuesday said that Chinese government valued its friendship with Mauritius, and will enhance high-level exchanges and mutual cooperation.

Zeng made the remarks while meeting Madan Murlidhar Dulloo, Mauritius Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Cooperation, in Beijing's Great Hall of the People.

Zeng said relations had progressed soundly with fruitful cooperation since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1972.

"The new government of Mauritius, since it came into power last year, adhered to the one-China policy. The two countries recorded new progress in trade, culture, education, communication and tourism, as well as close consultation and cooperation on international affairs," Zeng said.

Dulloo agreed Mauritius and China had cooperated well in major international and regional issues such as the reform of the United Nations.

He said the Mauritius government valued relations with China and would maintain its one-China policy, enhance cooperation and promote relations between Africa and China.

He said Mauritius Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam will attend the Sino-African summit this autumn in Beijing as guest of Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Source: Xinhua

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