China, Ghana have broad cooperation prospects, says top Chinese advisor
Both China and Ghana are concentrating on economic development and
there are broad prospects for furthering bilateral cooperation, said top Chinese
political advisor Jia Qinglin in Accra yesterday.
At a meeting with Ghanaian
President John Agyekum Kufuor, Jia hailed the sound growth of bilateral ties,
saying Ghana has become China's important cooperation partner in western
Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's
Political Consultative Conference, China's top political advisory body, made a
three-point proposal for the advancement of bilateral relations.
The first is
to maintain the momentum of multi-layered contacts, especially at the high
The second is to implement the consensus reached last November between
the two heads of state during the Beijing summit of the Forum on China-Africa
Cooperation (FCAC) and to further promote cooperation.
The third is to
strengthen communication and coordination on international and African affairs
so as to safeguard the rights and interests of developing nations.
the Taiwan question concerns China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as
well as the fundamental interests and national feeling of the 1.3 billion
The Chinese government appreciates Ghana's one-China policy,
said Jia, who arrived here Wednesday on an official visit.
Kufuor said the
Ghanaian government has always paid great attention to relations with China and
that it will, as always, firmly abide by its one-China policy and dedicate
itself to strengthening bilateral friendship and cooperation.
side will, within the framework of implementing the FCAC Beijing summit
achievements, promote economic and trade cooperation with China and better carry
out bilateral cooperation agreements, said Kufuor.
After the meeting, Jia and
Kufuor attended a signing ceremony for six bilateral cooperation
Ghana is the second leg of Jia's visit to four African countries,
which has already taken him to Tunisia. He will also visit Zimbabwe and