Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Holds Talks in Rabat

Published June 8th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Chinese vice-foreign minister, Ji Pedin, who started on Monday a visit to Morocco, held Wednesday separate talks in Rabat with several members of the cabinet, including Premier Abderrahmane Youssoufi, reported 

Talks focused on China's initiative to host a China-Africa forum to enhance economic and commercial cooperation between the two sides and uphold the common interests of underdeveloped countries, the agency said. 

Youssoufi voiced Morocco's readiness to contribute to the success of the forum and expressed hope that the event will be marked by concrete actions likely to enable African countries settle their economic, financial and social problems in partnership with other countries. 

The forum, to be held in 4 or 5 months, was at the center of talks the Chinese official held with minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Mohamed Benaissa, and secretary of state for foreign affairs, Taieb Fassi Fihri, added the agency. 

Talks also touched on bilateral relations and on international and regional issues of mutual concern, according to the agency - 

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