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Hu Jintao Meets with Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania

2004/09/14

On the afternoon of September 14, 2004, Chinese President Hu Jintao met with Prime Minister Fatos Nano of the Republic of Albania at the Great Hall of the People.

Hu Jintao said that people of China and Albania have enjoyed profound traditional friendship. Albania is one of the first countries that established diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China and has once made important contributions to the resumption of China's legal representation in the United Nations (UN). In recent years, with bilateral exchanges at various levels being increased and cooperation in various fields continuously expanded, China-Albania relations have ushered in a new period of development.

Hu Jintao pointed out that China-Albania friendship is a valuable treasure commonly shared by the two peoples and is a solid foundation for development of bilateral ties. China respects the road of development chosen by the Albanian people, respects the internal and external policies the Albanian government has formulated according to its own national conditions, and would like to join hands with Albania to continuously expand cooperation areas and enrich cooperation content so as to promote China-Albania friendly relations of cooperation in the new situations to a new level, on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic ties and based on the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.

Nano indicated that with the concerted efforts by the two sides, the two governments and the two peoples have been deepening mutual understanding and have established and developed friendship and cooperation by taking stock of historical experience. The development of Albania-China friendly relations of cooperation is not only in the interest of the Albanian people, but also in the interest of safeguarding such principles governing international relations as mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit. The Albanian government will resolutely adhere to the one-China policy and support China's lofty cause of reunification. Albania is looking forward to the continuous enhancement of all-round pragmatic exchanges and cooperation between Albania and China in politics, economy, trade, culture and education

Vice Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo was present at the meeting.

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