Tanzanian president meets with senior Chinese military officer on bilateral ties

20:39, June 03, 2010      

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Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete on Thursday met with Chen Bingde, chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China, at the State House in Dar es Salaam to tackle on bilateral ties of the two countries and the two militaries, as well as the issues of mutual concerns.

Kikwete welcomed Chen's visit to his country, noting that there is a long history of friendly cooperation between Tanzania and China, which enjoy deep and profound friendship in the process of Tanzania's national liberation struggle and the construction of both countries.

The Tanzanian president expressed sincere appreciation to China's selfless assistance to the east African country in the economic, scientific and medical fields for a long time.

In recent years, there has been frequent exchanges of high- level visits between the two countries and frank exchange of views on related issues, said Kikwete.

He expressed Tanzania's intention to strengthen the bilateral mutual-benefit cooperation in various sectors and continue to develop the bilateral ties under the joint efforts with China.

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