|Jia Qinglin (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), shakes hands with Doe Adjaho, first deputy speaker of the Parliament of Ghana, during a meeting with him in Beijing, capital of China, July 9, 2012. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
BEIJING, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Top political advisor Jia Qinglin met on Monday with Doe Adjaho, first deputy speaker of the Parliament of Ghana.
Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), hailed the current state of bilateral ties and booming cooperation between China and the west African state.
"As developing countries, China and Ghana bear the same tasks of promoting our economies and improving livelihoods. Expanding cooperation conforms with the interests of both countries and their peoples," Jia said.
"Developing cooperation with African states is an important foundation of China's foreign policy and long-term strategic choice of the Chinese side," Jia said, citing the establishment of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum in 2000.
China will work with African states to implement the agreements reached during the forum, promote China-Africa relations and contribute to world peace and development, he said.
Doe Adjaho said he appreciates the long-term assistance China has given to his country, pledging to work with China to boost cooperation in multiple fields.
He also vowed to enhance ties between his parliament and the CPPCC.