Chinese, Georgian presidents exchange congratulatory messages on anniversary of diplomatic ties
BEIJING, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Saturday exchanged congratulatory messages with his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Saakashvili to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
In his message, Hu said that over the past 20 years, friendly relations between China and Georgia have moved forward constantly and steadily, and their cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, culture, education and science and technology has been expanding and fruitful.
China and Georgia have maintained communication and coordination within the framework of multilateral mechanisms, such as the United Nations, and have enhanced mutual understanding and cooperation, Hu said.
China values its ties with Georgia and is ready to make further efforts to promote the friendship between the two peoples, facilitate exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in various fields, and continue to advance their relationship, Hu said.
Saakashvili said in his message that Georgia and China have carried out fruitful cooperation on the basis of mutual respect and common interests.
He expressed the belief that bilateral relations will continue to grow and and the mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation will be further deepened.
On Saturday, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi also exchanged congratulatory messages with his Georgian counterpart Grigol Vashadze.
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