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Hu meets president of Afghanistan, vowing further partnership

Source: | 08-08-2008 14:49

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao said here on Friday that China is willing to work together with Afghanistan to further their partnership of all-round cooperation.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) shakes hands with President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai during their meeting in Beijing, China, Aug. 8, 2008. Hamid Karzai is here to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games and other events. (Xinhua Photo)

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) shakes hands with 
President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai during their 
meeting in Beijing, China, Aug. 8, 2008. Hamid Karzai 
is here to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing 
Olympic Games and other events. (Xinhua Photo)

"China and Afghanistan enjoy a traditional friendship and sound relations," Hu said during a meeting with President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai.

He said the Chinese side is willing to work together with Afghanistan to actively implement the Good-neighborly Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation and push forward the partnership of all-round cooperation.

The Chinese side respects the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Afghanistan, respects its own choice of development path and supports Afghanistan's efforts to safeguard national security and stability, Hu said.

China attaches great importance to, and takes an active part, in Afghanistan's reconstruction, he said. "We're willing to support within our capability."

Karzai expressed thanks for China's assistance to its reconstruction, saying that Afghanistan would enjoy a better future thanks to the support from the international society, including China.