Zhang Gaoli (R), Chinese vice premier and President Xi Jinping's special envoy, meets with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Summit at the UN headquarters in New York Sept. 23, 2014. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said here Tuesday that China will support Peru's efforts to make the Lima climate conference a success.
Zhang, who is here for the UN Climate Summit as Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy, met Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tuesday during the summit, expressing his good wishes for the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, capital of Peru, at the end of the year.
China and Peru share broad common interest in climate change and have maintained close coordination and cooperation on the issue, Zhang noted.
The vice premier conveyed Xi's cordial greetings to Humala, noting that China-Peru relations entered a new era following Humala's visit to China last April when the two presidents decided to lift the bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership.
China attaches great importance to developing relations with Peru and will work with the country in western South America to continuously advance the all-round development of bilateral strategic partnership, riding the current sound momentum of exchanges and cooperation between the two counties in various fields and at multi-levels, Zhang said.
Humala asked Zhang to convey his warm greetings to Xi, stressing that China is playing an important role in international affairs, and that his country is looking forward to China's active participation in the Lima conference and strong support for the meeting's success.
Humala also wished the two countries to score greater achievement in bilateral economic and trade cooperation as well as cultural exchanges after their bilateral free trade agreement took effect in 2010.