Jiang Meets Peruvian President
Chinese President Jiang
Zemin and his Peruvian counterpart, Alberto Fujimori, met on September 12 and exchanged
views on bilateral relations and issues of common concern.
The meeting took place on the sidelines of the seventh
informal meeting of leaders of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.
Jiang said that since his meeting with Fujimori last
November, friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries have progressed
steadily in various fields through joint efforts.
The Sino-Peruvian political ties have become closer
with frequent exchange of visits and contacts between leaders of the two countries, the
Chinese president said. Trade and economic cooperation is very fruitful and Peru has
become one of China's major trade partners in Latin America and one of the largest
recipients of Chinese investment.
On international arenas, Jiang said, the two countries
lend support to each other through close cooperation.
The Chinese president thanked Fujimori for Peru's
support to China at the UN conference on human rights in Geneva and for the sympathy and
condolences conveyed by Fujimori and the Peruvian government to the Chinese people over
the NATO bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.
As to China's entry into the WTO, Jiang said China has
adopted a positive but principled attitude and that the principles he expounded at the
first informal meeting of APEC leaders in Seattle in 1993 remain unchanged.
The Chinese president also briefed Fujimori on China's
position on the Taiwan issue and appreciated Peru's adherence to the "one China"
Meanwhile, Fujimori strongly condemned the NATO bombing
of the Chinese Embassy which resulted in heavy casualties and expressed condolences again
to the Chinese people.
Because Peru and China share common views on human
rights, Peru has always supported China at the annual UN conference on human rights in
Geneva, the Peruvian president said.
He supported China's efforts for an early accession to
the WTO. (Xinhua)
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