Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said on Monday that Ukraine was willing to deepen friendly ties with China and enhance their pragmatic cooperation in various fields.
During a meeting with a delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) headed by Yu Zhengsheng, Shanghai's Party chief, Tymoshenko said Ukraine highly appreciated China's great achievements and its major measures against the ongoing global financial and economic crisis.
The Ukrainian prime minister said she was satisfied with the fruitful cooperation between the two countries in the fields of economy and trade, military technology, aerospace, culture and education, adding that her country will continue to firmly pursue the one China policy.
Hailing the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, Tymoshenko, who is also leader of the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc (YTB), said her party was willing to develop cooperative relations with the CPC.
Yu, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, extended greetings from Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to Tymoshenko.
Since the two countries forged ties 17 years ago, said Yu, the Sino-Ukrainian relationship had been undergoing healthy and stable development thanks to collective efforts from both sides.
He said "China is willing to further strengthen the political mutual trust and deepen the reciprocal cooperation with Ukraine."
Based on principles guiding the relations among political parties, the CPC intended to develop friendly ties with Ukrainian parties and push forward the development of bilateral relations between China and Ukraine, said Yu.
On the same day, Ukraine's Parliament Speaker Dmitry Litvin also met with Yu.
Litvin said the two countries had strengthened bilateral political trust in recent years, and deepened their cooperation in politics, the economy and culture.
China was ready to work with Ukraine to promote exchanges and cooperation between their governments, parliaments and parties, Yu said.
Yu arrived here on Sunday at the invitation of the Ukrainian parliament.