Chinese President Hu Jintao on Tuesday held talks with Niger's Prime Minister Seyni Oumarou, who is here for the closing ceremony of the Beijing Paralympics scheduled for Wednesday.
Hu thanked the Nigerien government and people for the support to the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics, as well as the sympathy and solicitude they delivered to the Chinese after the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan Province.
Hu said the friendly cooperation between China and Niger has been developing smoothly.
"The two countries have developed mutual trust in political field, candid cooperation in economic and trade fields, and close coordination in international affairs," he said.
Hu expressed appreciation of Niger's adherence to the one-China policy, as well as its support to the reunification cause of China.
Both China and Niger are developing countries, each being the other's important partner in realizing mutual benefits and development, Hu said.
The two countries shall work together to make plans for the political, economic and trade cooperation in the near future, he said.
The Chinese president also called for more experience-sharing in economic development and social stability, and more consultation in international affairs.
Oumarou noted that China has been helping Niger for a long time through assistance to the construction of water supply projects, providing food aid and writing off the debts Niger owed to China.
Oumarou said he hopes China will continue to support Niger's efforts to eliminate poverty and looks forward to more cooperation with China in infrastructure construction and energy exploration.
Oumarou congratulated Beijing on the successful Olympics and Paralympic Games.