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A Reception to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between China and Costa Rica Held in Beijing

Time:2017-08-17Editor:Xiao XiaoResource:Department of American and Oceanian AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

A reception to celebrate the 10th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Costa Rica was held in Beijing on August 17th. Mr. Ma Peihua, Vice Chairman of National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and President of China-Latin America and Caribbean Friendship Association (CLACFA), Mr. Xie Yuan, Vice President of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), Mr. Alexander Mora, Minister of Ministy of Commerce Exterior, Mr. Patricia Rodríguez, Ambassador of Costa Rica Embassy in China, attended the reception. Before the reception, Vice Chairman Ma Peihua had a brief meeting with Minister Alexander Mora and Ambassador Patricia Rodríguez.

Vice President Xie Yuan said in his speech that, China and Costa Rica established strategic partnership of equality, mutual trust and win-win cooperation since the two countries had established the diplomatic relations ten years ago. Both countries had also set an example of friendly cooperation between the countries. The great achievements the two countries had obtained during the friendly exchanges are inseparable from the common efforts made by the friendly personages from all walks of life of the two countries. He hoped that China and Costa Rica relations could achieve greater development in the next ten years, fully exploit potentialities to cooperate of the two countries and develop more platforms to exchanges.

Ambassador Patricia Rodríguez pointed out in his speech, Costa Rica and China enjoy profound friendship. The senior leaders of both sides had been keeping contact and had signed free trade agreement since the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two countries. Costa Rica government thanked China for supporting and assistance. He hoped that both sides would take the 10th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Costa Rica as an opportunity to look into the future, further improve the bilateral ties and carry forward the traditional friendship of the two countries.

“Impression on Costa Rica” art exhibition was also held on the reception. The works drew by famous painters from China Central Academy of Fine Arts after they went to Costa Rica and experienced the scenery of the country, which was organized by CPAFFC in 2016.

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