China announces strategic partnership with Costa Rica
Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with his Costa Rica counterpart Luis Guillermo Solis in Beijing on Tuesday on a strategic partnership.
During the talks, Xi said that China and Costa Rica should set a good example of friendly cooperation between countries of different sizes with different national conditions. The two sides should advance bilateral ties from a strategic perspective and support each other on their core interests.
Stressing the significance of frequent high-level interactions, Xi proposed the two sides boost cooperation on the construction of special economic zones, infrastructure, agricultural technology, telecommunications and clean energy among others.
Xi said that China stands ready to boost tourism cooperation with Costa Rica, calling on the Costa Rica side to facilitate entry procedures for Chinese travellers.
He also suggested the two countries increase communication on international and regional affairs, such as climate change.
Solis is paying a state visit to China on Jan. 4-10 at Xi's invitation. The two presidents are scheduled to attend the opening of the first ministerial meeting of the China-CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) forum in Beijing later this week.