Saturday, July 21, 2007

China supports Macedonia's constitutional name

The People's Republic of China supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Macedonia, its constitutional name and other national interests, Macedonian FM Antonio Milososki stated after Thursday's meeting with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi in Beijing. The cooperation between the two countries will continue at the very high level, Milososki said, emphasising that Macedonia supports "One China" policy.

- During the talks we emphasised the mutual support not only at bilateral but also at multilateral level mainly in regard to national interests. It was mutually assessed that the cooperation will continue at significantly higher level and in the frameworks of the UN having in mind the fact that Macedonia succeeded to won support from all member states for its president of the 62nd General Assembly, Milososki said.

Yang Jiechi welcomed the reforms being conducted by the Macedonian government and expressed preparedness for intensifying the economic ties. - We concluded that strengthening the economic cooperation is necessary which among other things foresees promotion of Macedonia as place for potential Chinese investments especially in the sphere of modern technology, Milososki said.

Yang Jiechi suggested Macedonia and China to mutually prepare for celebration of the 15th anniversary of establishment of the diplomatic relations.

Milososki is to visit the National People's Congress Standing Committee, China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Haier Group.

Macedonian FM Antonio Milososki, who is paying a three-day visit to the People's Republic of China, Wednesday in Shanghai met with officials of the Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and ZTE, one of the China's leading telecommunications equipment manufacturing companies.

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