China, Venezuela Lift Ties to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

China, Venezuela Lift Ties to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

Caracas, July 21 (QNA) – Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro agreed here Sunday to upgrade their countries’ relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership.

China and Venezuela are good friends of mutual trust and good partners of mutual benefits, Xi said at a meeting with Maduro.

China cherishes the contributions made by late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the development of bilateral ties, and appreciates Maduro for his inheriting the former leadership’s friendly policy toward China, Xi said in a statement carried by Xinhua News Agency.

For his part, Maduro said China and Venezuela are enjoying solid mutual political trust and the two countries are sharing identical views on numerous issues. (QNA)

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QNA 2118 GMT 2014/07/21

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