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State councilor meets Costa Rican FM on ties

Updated: Jul 18,2016 7:56 PM     Xinhua

State Councilor Yang Jiechi (R) meets with visiting Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Affairs Manuel Gonzalez Sanz in Beijing, capital of China, July 18, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — State Councilor Yang Jiechi met with Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez in Beijing on July 18, pledging to strengthen cooperation in trade, investment and people-to-people exchanges.

Speaking highly of the China-Costa Rica relationship, Yang called on the two sides to enhance mutual political trust and cooperate more in international and regional affairs.

Gonzalez said strengthening strategic relations with China is a priority for Costa Rica.

Invited by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Gonzalez is paying an official visit to China from July 17 to July 19.

The two ministers held talks on July 18. During the talks, Gonzalez voiced Costa Rica’s support for China’s position on the South China Sea arbitration.