Wednesday, February 4, 2009

South-South Cooperation in focus: Chinese President to visit 5 Asian, African countries

BEIJING, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao will pay state visits to Saudi Arabia, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania and Mauritius from Feb. 10 to 17, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu announced Tuesday.

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman -- Jiang Yu

Jiang told a regular press conference that Hu's visit is aimed at further consolidating China's friendship and cooperation with these countries, strengthening China's cooperation with the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, and promoting the implementation of the measures announced at the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation...

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