BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Saturday exchanged congratulatory messages with Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara to mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Hu said that with mutual respect and equal treatment, development of the China-Cote d'Ivoire friendly cooperation remains healthy and stable since establishment of the two sides' diplomatic relations.
Both sides support each other over issues related to significant concerns and maintain close coordination in international and regional affairs, Hu said, adding that the two countries' political mutual trust has continuously deepened over the decades.
He said that China, taking the 30th anniversary as an opportunity, is willing to make joint efforts with Cote d'Ivoire in continuously promoting the two countries' friendly cooperation for the benefit of the two peoples.
In his message, Ouattara said that Cote d'Ivoire is satisfied with the high-level friendly cooperation between the two countries, and also is confident in a bright and fruitful future of China-Cote d'Ivoire relations.
The Chinese side has been firmly supporting for Cote d'Ivoire's peace and development, he said, adding that his country is ready to work with China in advancing the two countries' bilateral ties.
Also on Saturday, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi exchanged congratulatory messages with his Cote d'Ivoire counterpart Charles Koffi Diby.