China, Libya vow to cooperate in Libyan reconstruction

June 12, 2012 6:44 am


Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Libyan Foreign Minister Ashour Ben Khayil during a meeting with him in Beijing/XINHUA
BEIJING, Jun 11 – China and Libya on Monday vowed to boost cooperation concerning Libya’s reconstruction.

The pledge came out of a meeting between Vice President Xi Jinping and visiting Libyan Foreign Minister Ashour Ben Khayil at the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing.

“China will encourage its companies to participate in Libya’s reconstruction,” said Xi, adding that political and economic reconstruction in Libya has entered a crucial period.

He spoke highly of the progress made by the Libyan interim government in maintaining the country’s stability, resuming economic development and promoting national reconciliation.He said the Chinese side sincerely hopes that Libya will achieve long-term stability and prosperity.

Khayil said Libya appreciates China’s “fair and responsible” stance concerning Libya.He said Libya attaches high importance to its relations with China and welcomes China to join in Libya’s reconstruction.

Xi said China-Libya relations have withstood the test of global change, adding that developing reciprocal cooperation conforms with the fundamental interests of the two peoples and is conducive to maintaining peace and stability in the region and the world.

China is ready to join hands with Libya to beef up exchanges and promote friendly cooperation, the vice president said.

Khayil said Libya will make common efforts with China to push forward reciprocal cooperation in all fields.


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