Solís says country is now a strategic partner with People’s Republic

Costa Rica’s president declared that his nation and China have agreed on a new vision as strategic partners. He made the statement in China shortly after meeting the Chinese president, Xi Jinping.

The president Luis Guillermo Solís, called this a new step in the relations between the two countries in which officials will prioritize work as strategic partners instead of the unilateral efforts that have existed up until the present.

The president said that he wanted to plan a relationship that permits Costa Rica to have more jobs and more investment from China. He said the seven-year relationship between the two countries had matured sufficiently for this new step. Costa Rica seeks to be a permanent partner of long duration, he said. The summary of the president’s comments came from Casa Presidencial.

Manuel González, the foreign minister, said that to deepen the relationship the countries will work on a comprehensive strategic plan that the Chinese government says it only signs with countries that the leadership considers the most strategic partners in the world.

The two presidents shake hands

The two presidents shake hands

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