On September 23, 2011, Chairman Jia Qinglin of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) met with Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is here to attend the 2nd China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum and visit China, at the Great Hall of the People.
Jia said the two peoples enjoy profound traditional friendship. Although the international situation has undergone great changes, bilateral relations have always enjoyed healthy and stable development since the establishment of diplomatic ties 46 years ago. The exchanges in various fields and at all levels have become increasingly active, mutually beneficial cooperation has continuously made new progress and both sides have maintained good communication and coordination in major international and regional affairs. China supports Mauritania's relentless efforts to safeguard state stability and develop national economy, and has also provided assistance for Mauritania's economic and social development.
Jia said currently both the international and regional situations have undergone profound changes and China and Mauritania face the same tasks of developing economy and improving the livelihoods of their people. China is ready to make joint efforts with Mauritania to deepen traditional friendship, consolidate political trust and boost substantial cooperation in all areas in a bid to push forward bilateral friendly relations for the benefit of both countries and their peoples.
Jia pointed out that the CPPCC and the Mauritanian parliament play an important role in the political life of their respective countries and have maintained friendly exchanges with each other. He called for more exchanges between the CPPCC and the Mauritanian parliament in order to make contributions to enhancing bilateral cooperation, mutual trust and understanding between both countries.
Echoing Jia's views on bilateral ties, Aziz said he felt honored to attend the second China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum and visit Beijing. Bilateral relations have made significant development in recent years, thanks to the profound friendship between both peoples and the political will of the two governments to develop the ties. The Mauritanian side appreciated China's long-standing disinterested assistance for Mauritania's economic and social development. Mauritania hopes to learn from China's development experience, Aziz said, pledging to further boost bilateral mutually beneficial cooperation in multiple areas to enrich the connotations of bilateral ties and bring more benefits to both peoples.