Chinese FM calls for enrichment of China-Canada strategic partnership

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-12 02:38:33|Editor: Xiang Bo
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (1st R) meets with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in Da Nang, Vietnam, Nov. 11, 2017. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

DA NANG, Vietnam, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here on Saturday with his Canadian counterpart, Chrystia Freeland, calling on the two countries to enrich their strategic partnership.

Facing uncertainties in the international situation, the fact that China and Canada are strengthening strategic partnership is sending a positive signal to the world, said Wang.

China is willing to deepen cooperation with Canada in all areas and advance the research process of the China-Canada Free Trade Zone, so as to add new connotations to the "golden era" of bilateral ties, he added.

Wang briefed Freeland on the achievements and significance of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), stressing that China will provide Canada with huge opportunity in the new era.

Freeland, for her part, offered congratulations on the success of the 19th CPC National Congress, noting that the congress has profound impacts on both China and the world.

The two countries, with more common interests, both supported multilateral process, Freeland said, adding that Canada appreciates China's positive role in global trade system and in tackling climate change, and is willing to further strengthen the strategic partnership with China.

The two foreign ministers also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern.