Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that China is ready to work with Tanzania to consolidate political mutual trust, strengthen mutual support, jointly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries, and make positive contributions to the building of the China-Africa community with a shared future.
Xi made the remarks in a phone conversation with Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan.
Created by the older generation of leaders of the two countries, the traditional friendship between China and Tanzania has stood the test of international changes over the years, Xi said.
Tanzania was the first African country that Xi visited after he took office as Chinese president in 2013. Xi recalled that visit in which he proposed the principles of sincerity, practical results, affinity and good faith, which have now become the basic policy principles for China's solidarity and cooperation with other developing countries.
Xi stressed that China always views and develops the China-Tanzania relations from a strategic and long-term perspective and firmly supports Tanzania in taking the development path in line with its national conditions.
Noting that the bilateral relations are facing historic opportunities, Xi said that China is willing to work with Tanzania to strengthen cooperation between political parties and exchanges of experience in governance.
China also stands ready to synergize the joint construction of the Belt and Road and the implementation of the results of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation with Tanzania's development strategies, and expand cooperation in such fields as agriculture, transportation, communications, tourism and energy with Tanzania, said Xi.
The Chinese president added that China is willing to encourage and support more Chinese enterprises to invest in Tanzania, strengthen anti-pandemic cooperation, and continuously enrich the connotation of China-Tanzania comprehensive cooperative partnership.