Hu Jintao Meets with His Bolivian Counterpart Morales
On August 12, 2011, Chinese President Hu Jintao met in Shenzhen, Guangdong with his Bolivian counterpart Juan Evo Morales Ayma who is here for a visit and to attend the opening ceremony of the 26th Summer Universiade. The two heads of state exchanged in-depth views and reached broad consensus on development of bilateral relations and other issues of common concern.
Hu pointed out that under the joint efforts of both sides, China-Bolivia friendly cooperative relations have made positive progress. The two countries have continuingly enhanced political mutual trust, achieved fruitful results in trade and economic cooperation, expanded cultural and people-to-people exchanges and maintained coordination and cooperation on international affairs.
Hu said China places great importance on its relations with Bolivia. "China is ready to work with Bolivia to carry out comprehensive and mutually beneficial cooperation so as to bring benefit to the people of both countries," Hu said. Hu put forward a four-point proposal on further enhancing bilateral cooperation. Firstly, Hu said the two countries should deepen the sincere and friendly political relations. He said China is ready to maintain high-level contact with Bolivia, increase dialogues and exchanges between the governments, political parties and legislatures of the two countries and understand and support each other on major issues of their own concern. Secondly, the two countries should advance pragmatic and mutually beneficial cooperation. Hu said relevant departments and companies of both countries should continuingly tap into the potentials, innovate the ways, expand the area and uplift the level of cooperation. Hu said the two sides should expand trade, advance cooperation in the key areas of energy, mining resources and infrastructure construction and promote cooperation on science and technology. "China will continue to provide Bolivia with assistance within its own capacity," Hu said. Thirdly, Hu said the two countries should carry out cultural and people-to-people exchanges by expanding cooperation and exchanges in the areas of culture, education, medical service, public health, sports and tourism. Fourthly, Hu said the two countries should strengthen coordination and cooperation on multilateral issues. Hu said the two sides should maintain consultation and coordination within relevant regional and international organizations and on global issues of food security, climate change and sustainable cooperation.
Morales said he is honored to be invited to attend the opening ceremony of the Shenzhen Universiade. Morales expressed the belief that the Shenzhen Universiade will be a great success. He expressed appreciation on China for its long-term and active contribution to social and economic development of Bolivia. He said Bolivia attaches importance to its relations with China and will work with China to enhance political ties, strengthen pragmatic cooperation and exchanges in the areas of economy, trade, agriculture, science, technology, infrastructure and culture and step up coordination and cooperation on regional and international issues in a bid to push forward the ties.
Following the meeting, the two heads of state jointly attended the signing ceremony of bilateral cooperation documents.
Wang Yang, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee, Ling Jihua, member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee (CPCCC) and Director of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee, Wang Huning, member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee (CPCCC) and Director of the Policy Research Office of the CPC Central Committee, State Councilor Dai Bingguo and other officials attended the meeting.