|Jia Qinglin (L), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), meets with Costa Rican Legislative Assembly President Victor Emilio Granados in San Jose, Costa Rica, Dec. 4, 2012. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)
SAN JOSE, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- China and Costa Rica have pledged to enhance win-win cooperation in a wide range of areas in a bid to promote their friendly cooperative ties.
Top political adviser Jia Qinglin made the pledge Tuesday during a meeting with Costa Rican Legislative Assembly President Victor Emilio Granados.
Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said Costa Rica was an important partner to China in Latin America.
China and Costa Rica had consolidated political relations with ever deepening mutual understanding and political trust since they forged diplomatic ties five years ago, Jia said.
The two nations had maintained coordination in international and regional affairs and together protected the interests of developing countries, Jia said.
China attached importance to developing friendly cooperative relations with Costa Rica and was willing to work with Costa Rica to enhance cooperation in all spheres, Jia said.
The CPPCC was willing to strengthen exchanges with Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly to promote bilateral ties, Jia said.
Granados said Costa Rica and China were enjoying their brotherhood with closer exchanges in the past five years and the Legislative Assembly was devoted to developing bilateral relations.
Costa Rica would work with China to deepen friendship and further win-win cooperation, Granados said.
Jia arrived in Costa Rica on Monday, the second leg of a three-nation tour. He previously visited Italy and will visit Argentina next.