Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with his East Timor counterpart Taur Matan Ruak in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 2, 2015. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)
BEIJING, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with East Timor counterpart Taur Matan Ruak, who is in Beijing for activities marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
China and East Timor are friendly partners, and their relations have been strong since the establishment of diplomatic ties 13 years ago, Xi said.
Both sides need to maintain close high-level exchanges, strengthen cooperation in fields including the economy and trade, agriculture, tourism and petrochemicals and expand people-to-people exchanges, he urged.
Meanwhile, the two countries should enhance collaboration in climate change, the United Nations' post-2015 development agenda and other major international affairs, according to Xi.
The Chinese government is willing to encourage more enterprises to invest in East Timor to support its infrastructure construction, he added.
Ruak voiced appreciation for China's support in East Timor's national development, saying his country remains committed to cooperation with China.