Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (R) meets with Tuiloma Neroni Slade, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, in Beijing, capital of China, June 18, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Tao)
Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on Tuesday met with Tuiloma Neroni Slade, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
Yang said during the meeting that China and member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum enjoy friendship and the relationship between them has soundly developed with close high-level contact and fruitful cooperation.
He said China is willing to work with the forum to further promote bilateral relations and bring more benefit to people of the two sides.
Slade thanked China for its support and expressed his appreciation for China's role in international and regional affairs.
He voiced hope to strengthen partnership with China and work together to achieve stability and prosperity for countries of the Pacific Islands and the Asia-Pacific region.
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