BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Senior officials from China and Seychelles pledged to further develop bilateral ties while meeting on Monday.
State Councilor Yang Jiechi said during his meeting with Seychellois Foreign Minister Jean-Paul Adam that China and Seychelles have maintained sound development in bilateral relations.
Yang voiced his hope that China is ready to work with Seychelles to further develop bilateral relations and make greater contributions toward peace, stability and cooperation in the Indian Ocean region.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also held talks with Adam on Monday.
Wang said bilateral cooperation has seen fruitful achievements in the areas of politics, economics and trade, health, military affairs, culture, sports and tourism.
He said China attaches great importance to developing relations with Seychelles and is willing to further advance their ties.
Adam thanked China for its assistance for his country's economic and social development.
He said Seychelles will work with China to push forward cooperation in all fields and bring benefits to both peoples.
After their talks, the two foreign ministers signed an agreement for establishing a political consultation mechanism between the two foreign ministries.