China’s NPC Moves To Strengthen Ties With Tanzanian Parliament

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The National People’s Congress (NPC) of China has pledged to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the Tanzanian Parliament at all levels.

The Chairman of the Standing Committee of the NPC, Li Zhanshu expressed the commitment when he met with President Samia Suluhu Hassan in Beijing, during a state visit to China.

Mr Li commended Tanzania for being a significant partner of China, stating that under the guidance of an important consensus between President Samia and her Chinese Counterpart Xi Jinping, China would better synergize with Tanzania to implement the outcomes of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), and firmly support each other on issues concerning each other’s core interests.

“China will continue to follow the principle of sincerity, real results, amity and good faith, to strengthen solidarity and cooperation with African countries and other developing countries,” said Mr. Li.

According to him, by strengthening cooperation between China and Africa, the two countries can safeguard the common interests of developing countries and safeguard international fairness and justice.

For her part, President Samia commended China for successfully convening the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), adding that Tanzania adheres to the one-China policy and is committed to further consolidating Tanzania-China relations and working with China to push bilateral cooperation to a higher level.

Earlier, President Samia met with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang where she thanked China for its support and assistance to Tanzania over the years.

She said Tanzania is committed to carrying forward its traditional friendship with China.
The Head of state noted further that Tanzania will implement the outcomes of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, and promote cooperation on trade, investment, agriculture, fishery, infrastructure, and people-to-people exchanges.

“Tanzania welcomes investment from Chinese companies,” added President Samia.

The two leaders also pledged to continue supporting each other on issues involving sovereignty, territorial integrity and other core interests.

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