Gabonese President El Hadj Omar Bongo
Ondimba (R) meets with Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of
China's National People's Congress, the country's top legislature, in
Libreville, capital of Gabon, Nov. 7, 2008. (Xinhua/Gao Jie)
LIBREVILLE, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- China and Gabon signed
a pact on economic and technological cooperation here Friday in an effort to
push for more and better cooperation in large-scale projects.
The agreement was signed after visiting Chinese top
legislator Wu Bangguo held talks with Gabonese President El Hadj Omar Bongo
Ondimba in the presidential palace here.
Wu said that economic cooperation served as the
foundation for bilateral ties and that both sides were paying more and more
attention to this.
Both sides should try to take advantage of the
complementarity of their economies by turning it into huge economic achievement,
He said that cooperation in large-scale projects in
mineral production, power production and gymnasium construction should be
further strengthened by hastening the pace of their initial phases, expressing
the hope that these projects will become new bonds between the two economies.
Bongo said that relations with China had been a high
priority on Gabon's foreign relations' agenda and that more progress should be
made on the agreed large-scale projects.
Bongo said the two countries should cooperate in a
wider and deeper scale, pushing for further progress in bilateral ties.
Gabon is Wu's second leg of his five-African nations
tour. He finished his two-day visit to Algeria Thursday. He will visit Ethiopia,
Madagascar and Seychelles.
China wishes further parliamentary co-op with
Guy Nzouba Ndama (R Front), president of
Gabon's National Assembly, meets with Wu Bangguo (L Front), chairman of
the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, the
country's top legislature, in Libreville, capital of Gabon, Nov. 7, 2008.
(Xinhua/Gao Jie) Photo
LIBREVILLE, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese top
legislator Wu Bangguo held talks here on Friday with President of Gabonese
National Assembly Guy Nzouba Ndama, saying that the National People's Congress
(NPC) of China is ready to step up cooperation with the parliament of Gabon to
add new vigor into bilateral relations and jointly push forward friendly
relations between the two countries.
Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the NPC, China's
top legislature, called Gabon a true friend of China, saying that China is
satisfied with the growth momentum of the bilateral relations and the two
countries have seen healthy and stable development of friendly and cooperative
relations since they established diplomatic ties 34 years ago. Full story