Beijing, September 5th—Song Tao, Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee met here today with Mohamed Mahmoud Sidi Mohamed El Gharachi, First Deputy Speaker of National Assembly of Mauritania, who was making a special trip to China for China-Arab States Expo.
Song congratulated on Gharachi’s election as First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly. He said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Mauritania, relations between both countries have continuously developed in a sound and stable manner. China appreciates Mauritania’s firm support to issues concerning China’s core interests and major concerns, supports Mauritania to take a development path that suits its national conditions and efforts made to build economy and improve people’s livelihood. China is willing to, together with Mauritania, enhance exchanges between political parties, carry out experience communication on state governance and administration, and promote bilateral practical cooperation through party-to-party channel.
Gharachi said that Mauritania-China relations are based on mutual respect and mutually beneficial cooperation. China is a great country, and has provided selfless assistance to Mauritania. Mauritania will continuously firmly support China’s stance concerning its core and major issues, and is ready to enhance exchanges in all fields such as political parties and parliaments, and enhance bilateral practical cooperation with China.