The Communist Party of China (CPC) is ready to step up exchanges and cooperation with Yemen's General People's Congress (GPC) to further advance bilateral ties, said a senior CPC official in Beijing on Wednesday.
Wang Gang, a Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee member, made the remark when meeting with a delegation from GPC, Yemen's ruling party, led by its deputy secretary-general Sultan Saeed Abudllah Albarkani.
Wang, also National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) vice chairman, said Yemen is one of the first Arab countries to establish diplomatic ties with China. China always considers Yemen as a reliable and all-weather friend.
The two countries had witnessed an increase of exchanges in the areas of culture, education and public health, as well as fruitful energy and trade cooperation, Wang said.
The CPC is ready to further cement exchanges with the GPC and push forward country-to-country friendly ties, he said.
He also appreciated Yemen's firm support for China over the Taiwan, Tibet and human rights issues.