DAR ES SALAAM, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda and visiting Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu have expressed satisfaction with bilateral ties, vowing further efforts to boost the cooperation between the two countries.
Hui conveyed greetings and good wishes to Pinda from Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during the talks held here on Wednesday, saying China treasures the friendly ties forged by leaders of generations of the two countries.
He said China and Tanzania are all-weather friends, who have for years supported each other on issues concerned with their core interests on the basis of mutual understanding and respect. The Sino-Tanzanian friendship is in the fundamental interests of the two peoples, he noted.
China is pleased to see the rapid progress in bilateral trade and economic ties, Hui said, citing the volume of trade and Chinese investment in the East African country in 2011, when both increased two times compared with five years before.
China is willing to provide more aid and financial support to Tanzania while promoting cooperation between the enterprises of the two countries, he said. China holds full confidence in bilateral cooperation, the Chinese official stressed.
The Tanzanian prime minister expressed thanks to China for its assistance to national construction in his country for decades.
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