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Mozambican president hopes to strengthen cooperation with China

Updated: Jul 12,2017 5:20 PM     Xinhua

Visiting State Councilor and Defense Minister Chang Wanquan (L) meets with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi (R) in Maputo, Mozambique, July 11, 2017. Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said his country hopes to strengthen cooperation with China in various fields, including defense and security. Nyusi made the remarks while meeting with visiting State Councilor and Defense Minister Chang Wanquan, in the presidential palace in Maputo on July 11. [Photo/Xinhua]

MAPUTO — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said his country hopes to strengthen cooperation with China in various fields, including defense and security.

Nyusi made the remarks while meeting with visiting State Councilor and Defense Minister Chang Wanquan, in the presidential palace in Maputo on July 11.

The president said both sides are now working together to carry forward Mozambique-China traditional friendship into a new stage.

He said Mozambique highly values its ties with China, consistently adheres to the one-China principle, and stands ready to enhance communication and cooperation with China on international and regional affairs.

Nyusi added that his country is always grateful for China’s disinterested assistance and ready to deepen the pragmatic cooperation with China in various fields, so as to benefit the two peoples, Africa and the world at large.

Visiting State Councilor and Defense Minister Chang Wanquan (2nd L) meets with Mozambican Minister of National Defence Atanasio M’tumuke (2nd R) in Maputo, Mozambique, July 11, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

The two countries decided to lift bilateral relationship to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership during Nyusi’s state visit to China last year.

Chang said his visit aims to materialize the important consensus reached by the leaders of both countries, to consolidate bilateral ties, as well as to enrich cooperation.

Chang said China attaches importance to relations between two countries and two militaries and is willing to build a community with a shared future together with Mozambique to benefit the two peoples.

During his visit in Maputo, Chang also held talks with his counterpart, Minister of National Defence Atanasio M’tumuke.

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