|FOREIGN TIES : Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi with Kubuabola.|
BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- China will boost cooperation with Fiji in various fields to push bilateral ties to a new high, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said here Wednesday.
During a meeting with Fijian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Civil Aviation and International Co-operation, Inoke Kubuabola, Yang said the two countries maintained good momentum in developing bilateral ties with frequent high level visits and increasingly strengthened cooperation since establishing diplomatic ties in 1975.
Yang pointed out that Fiji was an important Pacific island and China and it were developing countries that shared many common interests.
Kubuabola thanked China for its long-term unselfish assistance to his country. Fiji would strengthen ties with China in the areas of economics, trade, tourism, culture and education, among others, he added.
He reaffirmed Fiji's adherence to the one-China policy and congratulated the country on the successful hosting of the Shanghai Expo.