KHARTOUM, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Li Yuanchao, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), pledged on Saturday to boost the CPC's cooperation with Sudan's ruling National Congress Party (NCP) at the first session of the two parties' high-level dialogue in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.
Li, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and Chairman of the Organizational Department of the CPC Central Committee, delivered a speech titled "Deepening inter-party cooperation and joining hands to seek development" at the opening session of the dialogue on behalf of the CPC.
In his speech, Li expressed his appreciation for the traditional friendship between China and Sudan and reiterated that the Chinese government attaches great importance to its ties with Sudan and is willing to develop and deepen the China-Sudan friendship and cooperation in an all-around way on the bases of mutual trust, mutual interests and mutual assistance for the benefits of the two peoples."
"Since the establishment of relations ten years ago, the two parties have continued in deepening the exchanges and communications in a wide range of fields and at a variety of levels, and have been playing a more and more important role in promoting the ties of the two countries", Li said.
"The CPC is willing to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the NCP on the bases of the four principles, namely independence, equal footing, mutual respect and non-intervention in the other's internal affairs," he added.
Li further proposed some suggestions on how to deepen the relations between the two ruling parties of China and Sudan.
NCP Deputy Chairman and Assistant to the Sudanese President Nafie Ali Nafie also addressed the session, in which about 150 representatives of the two parties and the two governments participated.