COSTA RICA NEWS (Laht.com) — Costa Rican and Chinese officials have met in San José to consider new possibilities for political, trade and agricultural cooperation, an official source said.
“Costa Rica hopes this visit will strengthen cooperation and friendly ties, not only because of the strategic and privileged relationship between both countries but also because they share goals and responsibilities linked to sustainable growth”, Costa Rican Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Alejandro Solano said at the meeting Monday.
In his turn, Chinese Development Bank general manager Jiang Zhigang stressed the balance between social and economic development and environmental protection in Costa Rica and said China should support and learn from it.
“This is the first time I visit this beautiful country and I am very impressed”, he affirmed.
Solano said a planned visit by Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís to China, probably next January, would be “a favorable occasion to promote concrete actions and results”.
The two countries established diplomatic ties in June 2007 and have since agreed on several projects in the fields of infrastructure, politics, economy, sports and culture.
Costa Rica is the only Central American nation that has diplomatic relations with China.