Hui Liangyu Meets with Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bevanda in Sarajevo
On March 31 local time, Vice Premier of the State Council Hui Liangyu met with Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Vjekoslav Bevanda in Sarajevo.
Hui first of all conveyed the cordial greetings and good wishes of Premier Wen Jiabao to Bevanda. He said that China and Bosnia and Herzegovina enjoy a profound traditional friendship. The two sides have deepened political mutual trust and achieved progress of economic and cultural cooperation since the establishment of diplomatic ties 17 years ago. China admires Bosnia and Herzegovina’s commitment to developing the all-round bilateral relations and appreciates its understanding and support on issues involving China’s core and major interests. China is willing to work with Bosnia and Herzegovina to cement the sound political relations, strengthen personnel contacts at all levels on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, enhance mutual understanding, effectively improve the level of pragmatic cooperation and bring tangible benefits to the two peoples.
Bevanda asked Hui to convey his cordial greetings and sound wishes to Premier Wen. He noted that Bosnia and Herzegovina views China as a valuable friend and appreciates China’s long-term support. Despite having different size of territory, national strength and development potential, the two countries share the desire of strengthening cooperation and growing together. There are no outstanding issues between Bosnia and Herzegovina and China. His country expects more investment from Chinese enterprises and is willing to create an enabling investment environment and favorable conditions. The two sides enjoy a huge space for cooperation in the fields of infrastructure, power plants and new energy. The existing business cooperation mechanisms between the two countries should be used to encourage the positive engagement and mutual understanding of enterprises of both sides and raise the bilateral economic and trade cooperation in various fields to a new level.
Hui introduced China’s economic and social progress and ethnic work. He stressed that the Communist Party of China and the Chinese government attach great importance to the ethnic work and are committed to the solidarity and prosperity of all nationalities. Such efforts have laid down a solid foundation for the economic and social development. He said that China respects Bosnia and Herzegovina's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, supports the Bosnia and Herzegovina people of all nationalities to live in harmony and seek common development and sincerely wishes Bosnia and Herzegovina prosperity and her people happiness.