China, Fiji pledge to co-op partnership
Updated: 2006-04-05 09:20 NADI, Fiji -- China and Fiji have decided to
establish and strengthen "China-Fiji important cooperative partnership", to
promote long term and healthy development of the bilateral relations in the 21st
Fijian Prime Minister
Laisenia Qarase (R) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao after a
signing ceremony in Nadi, Fiji April 4, 2006 for bilateral agreements
between the two countries. [Reuters]
sides announced it at the joint press communique issued by the Chinese and Fiji
governments here on Tuesday.
The communique said leaders of the two countries are committed to respect
each other politically, carry out mutually beneficial cooperation economically
and support and closely cooperate with each other in international and regional
To enrich "China-Fiji important cooperative partnership", the two sides
agreed to strengthen high level exchanges and enhance mutual political trust,
step up mutually beneficial economic cooperation based on their comparative
strengths to promote sustainable development of both countries, and enhance
communication and cooperation on international and regional issues, the document
The two sides were satisfied with the agreements on trade, economic and
technical cooperation, quality inspection and telecommunications signed during
the ongoing two-day visit of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to Fiji starting
Tuesday, the communique said.
The Fiji side considered China a WTO member committed to market economy and
recognized China's full market economy status. The Chinese side appreciated
Fiji's position in this regard, the document said.
The two sides supported and encouraged their enterprises to carry out
mutually beneficial cooperation in diverse forms in fishery, forestry, tourism
and agriculture and promote steady growth of bilateral economic and trade
relations, said the document.