Madagascar would continue to firmly stick to one-China stand in its foreign policy and support the unification efforts by the Chinese government, President Marc Ravalomanana said in Antananarivo on Friday.
Meeting with the visiting Assistant Minister of Commerce Chong Quan and his Chinese government economic and commercial delegation, the president said Antananarivo appreciated the achievements in mutual-benefit cooperation between the two countries.
There was a wide range of prospects for further expansion of cooperation between the two countries, especially in the fields of economy, trade, construction, agriculture, culture and education, Ravalomanana told the delegation.
The Madagascan government and the people highly appreciated the assistance provided by China in the economic development of the island country, he added.
Chong Quan, who arrived here on Friday for a four-day visit, conveyed the best wishes and sincere respects from Chinese President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to President Ravalomanana and the Madagascan People.
He informed the president that his mission was to implement the policy measures for African countries announced by president Hu Jintao in his key-note address at the summit meeting of China- Africa Cooperation Forum, held last year in Beijing.
The Chinese official thanked Ravalomanana and the Madagascan government for their adherence to the One-China Policy and their support for Chinese mainland's unification with Taiwan.
It was announced that a five-star hotel, financed by China Import and Export Bank, will be inaugurated here on Saturday by President Ravalomanana and Chong Quan.
Economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries has been developing fast in recent years with two-way trade reaching more than 240 million U.S. dollars last year.