Hu Jintao Meets with Surinamese Vice President


On the afternoon of June 13, 2007, Chinese President Hu Jintao met with visiting Surinamese Vice President Ramdien Sardjoe at the Great Hall of the People. Both sides exchanged views in a cordial and friendly atmosphere.


Hu spoke highly of China-Surinam traditional friendship and the achievements made in the development of bilateral ties. Both sides adhere to the principle that all countries, big or small, are equal, Hu said, adding that they have established mutual respect and treat each other with sincerity. The two countries respect historical and cultural traditions of each other and the road of development each other has chosen, he said, noting that the two countries are both committed to promoting bilateral relations with equality, mutual benefit and long-term friendship. China attaches importance to ties with Surinam and is ready to work with it to continue expanding bilateral exchanges and cooperation based on the above-mentioned principles and spirit, so as to push the ties to a new level.


The Chinese president also highlighted the recent development of the two-way trade relations, which has brought tangible benefits to both peoples. As the two countries are highly complementary in economy, there is huge potential for their cooperation, added Hu, expressing his hope that the two countries would further carry out relevant projects based on the principles of mutual benefits and common development in an effort to step up the Sino-Surinamese trade relations.


Sardjoe called China "a friend indeed", referring to the fact that China, a big nation of the world, treats Surinam equally and offers sincere help for the country's development. The Surinamese government will continue to uphold the one-China policy, cement cooperation with China in various fields and intensify the bilateral communication and coordination on regional and international issues, so as to push for in-depth development of bilateral friendly cooperative relations, Sardjoe said.


Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and other officials attended the meeting.



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