China’s vice foreign minister Zhang Ming

By Godfrey Olukya   7-3-2014
China’s vice foreign minister Zhang Ming  has just completed an
official visit in Madagascar where he held talks with high ranking
officials and discussed bilateral issues.
From February 27 to March 2, 2014, Vice foreign minister Zhang Ming
paid a visit to Madagascar where he met with President Hery
Rajaonarimampianina of Madagascar and held talks with acting minister
for foreign affairs Victor Manantsoa.
Zhang Ming congratulated Hery Rajaonarimampianina on his assumption of
office as the new President of Madagascar and Madagascar’s completion
of political transition process. He said that China and Madagascar
enjoy a time-honored friendship. Since the establishment of the
diplomatic relationship in 1972, the bilateral relations have enjoyed
smooth development, with fruitful cooperative results yielding in
various fields.
The friendly exchanges and cooperation between the two countries have
never been suspended despite of the changes of the political situation
in Madagascar in recent years. Madagascar is currently standing at a
new starting point of national development and China-Madagascar
relations will also embrace new opportunities. China is willing to
join efforts with Madagascar to comprehensively promote friendly
cooperation in all fields, so as to promote a better and faster
development of China-Madagascar relations and to bring more benefits
to the two peoples.
The Madagascan side extended warm welcome to Zhang Ming for his visit
to Madagascar on the occasion of its completion of political
transition process, and thanked China for its long-term and sincere
help in Madagascan economic and social development and its support to
the process of the settlement of Madagascar’s political crisis. The
Madagascan side attaches great importance to Madagascar-China
relations. It also expressed the willingness to strengthen cooperation
with China in various fields of agriculture, energy and
infrastructure, and welcomes the Chinese enterprises to invest and do
business in Madagascar.
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