China on Wednesday said it would work with Mongolia to advance the relationship between the two countries.
"This would benefit the two peoples," Chinese Vice President XiJinping told visiting Mongolian Prime Minister Sanj Bayar.
Hailing the 60-year diplomatic ties between China and Mongolia, Xi said the two neighboring countries enjoyed three precious experiences during the development process of bilateral relations.
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Mongolian Prime Minister Sanj Bayar in Beijing, China, April 15, 2009. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
Firstly, Xi said to respect each other's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity was the important base for the growth of China-Mongolia ties.
Secondly, he said both sides' commitments to enhancing bilateral relations were the source of flourishing development of China-Mongolia ties.
Lastly, he pointed out that both sides treated each other's development as important opportunities and made great efforts to increase cooperation. This was the driving force for the stable growth of bilateral relations.
Bayar said his country valued the relations with China, and was satisfied with the bilateral ties in recent years.
The Prime Minister applauded China's assistance and support to his country.
The whole world was deeply impressed by China's efforts to cope with the international financial crisis, Bayar said, noting that this also strengthened Mongolia's confidence in surviving difficulties.
Mongolia would increase cooperation with China to jointly respond to challenges and push forward the bilateral relations, he noted.
Bayar was here on a five-day working visit starting from Tuesday, and will also attend the Bo'ao Forum for Asia annual meeting, scheduled for April 17-19. Source:Xinhua http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2009-04/16/content_233777.htm