Chinese Vice-President Zeng Qinghong met Wednesday in Beijing with Mohammed Saeid Bekheitan, assistant secretary of Regional Leadership of the Syrian Baath Arab Socialist Party.
Bekheitan, as guest of the Communist Party of China (CPC), is visiting China from Sept. 10 to 15. He is also president of the Syria-China friendship association.
Highlighting sound cooperation between China and Syria since the two countries established diplomatic ties 50 years ago, Zeng said China will make joint efforts with Syria to better bilateral relations. Zeng is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee,
Zeng expressed his appreciation of Syria's consistent support for China on Taiwan and human rights issues.
Zeng also hoped the CPC and the Syrian ruling party, which forged party relations in 1986, could deepen their exchanges to facilitate nation-to-nation relations.
Bekheitan expressed his appreciation for the role China has played in maintaining peace and justice in the world, saying the Syrian party and government will stick to the one-China policy and work with the Chinese side to further cooperation in such fields as trade and culture.