BEIJING, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met here on Monday with foreign leaders from Zimbabwe, Qatar and Laos and proposed further trade cooperation.
In his meeting with Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, Wen highlighted the traditional friendship between the two peoples and the solid foundation laid between the two political communities.
China is willing to further assist Zimbabwe in fields including education, public health, agriculture and energy and encourage Chinese companies to expand their investment in the country, Wen told Tsvangirai.
He proposed that the two nations provide further guidelines for an expansion of bilateral trade cooperation, promising that China would transfer many technologies with practical utilities to increase Zimbabwe's capacity building.
Tsvangirai expressed his gratitude for China's long-term help, saying that his country will learn from China's successful experience of national development and step up its trade cooperation with the Asian country.
When meeting with Sheikh Hamad bin Jasim bin Jabir al-Thani, Qatar's prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, Wen recognized the robust growth of bilateral relations between China and Qatar, suggesting the two nations cement their cooperation on energy, finance, infrastructure construction and investment.
On issues concerning Syria, Wen said China had already sent its observers to Syria and made various efforts to encourage a cease fire between the Syrian government and its opposition and the implementation of the six-point proposal made by UN-Arab League joint special envoy Kofi Annan.
The international community should increase its support for the work of Annan and the observation group in Syria in an aim to peacefully resolve the crisis by political approaches, Wen urged.【1】 【2】