BEIJING, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- Leaders from the Communist Party of China(CPC)
and the Prosperous Armenia of Armenia pledged to promote contacts based on
principles of independence, equality and non-interference in each other's
internal affairs on Monday.
Li Changchun, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of
the CPC Central Committee, and Gagik Tsarukyan, president of the Prosperous
Armenia agreed to learn from each other to cement the relations between the two
countries during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People.
Li said Sino-Armenia relations had developed smoothly and cooperation in
the fields of trade, education, science and agriculture had been fruitful since
the two countries forged diplomatic ties in 1992.
He expressed appreciation of Armenia's adherence to the one-China policy,
saying China valued ties with Armenia and would upgrade the bilateral ties to
benefit the two peoples.
Tsarukyan echoed that his party would strengthen cooperation with the CPC
to further relations between Armenia and China.
Prosperous Armenia of Armenia was founded by Tsarukyan in late 2005, and
now is the second largest political party in parliament.
Tsarukyan and his party are visiting China at the invitation of the
International Department of the CPC Central Committee.