Yang Jiechi Holds Talks with Moldova's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
On October 12, 2011, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi held talks with visiting Moldova's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Iurie Leanca.
Yang spoke highly of the achievements made in bilateral relations since the establishment of diplomatic ties. Yang said that the Chinese government has always attached great importance to developing relations with Moldova and regards Moldova as an important partner both in central and eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region. Yang thanked Moldova for its support on issues concerning Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang and human rights, saying China understands and respects the Moldovan people's choice of development path according to their own national conditions and supports Moldova in playing an active role in international and regional affairs.
Yang suggested both sides maintain close exchanges, deepen mutual political trust, expand pragmatic cooperation and enhance communication and cooperation in international and regional affairs. He also urged both sides to take the opportunity of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties to push bilateral ties to a new level.
Leanca said he appreciates China's long-term economic and technological support and disinterested aid for Moldova's national construction, adding that bilateral ties enjoy a firm political foundation with broad prospect of cooperation in all areas. Moldova attaches great importance to developing relations with China and always regards it as a diplomatic priority. Leanca reiterated that Moldova will stick to the one-China policy and is ready to deepen bilateral pragmatic cooperation. He said he hopes both sides will enhance communication and coordination regarding international and regional affairs and push the ties to yield new outcomes.
Both sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern.