November 18th, 2008 | Xinhua Senior official of Mauritius ruling party meets Chinese Communist Party delegation
A senior official of Mauritius’ ruling Labor Party expressed his hope on Monday that the existing friendly relations between his party and the Communist Party of China (CPC) would promote economic cooperation beneficial for both Mauritius and China.
The visit by a CPC delegation led by He Lifeng, an alternate member of CPC Central Committee and secretary of CPC Municipal Committee of Xiamen, Fujian Province, was a good chance for the two parties to exchange views and experiences on party management and government administration, said Devanand Virahsawmy, secretary general of the Labor Party, when meeting the delegation.
He Lifeng, also a member of CPC Standing Committee of Fujian Province, and his 12-member delegation arrived here on Sunday.
Virahsawmy voiced appreciation for the remarkable progress made in China since the implementation of open-door policy and economic reform 30 years ago, adding that friendly relations and mutually beneficial economic cooperation between the two countries have further developed in recent years.
He Lifeng agreed with Virahsawmy’s view on the relationship between the two parties and the two countries and thanked the Labor Party and the Mauritian government for their position on Taiwan and Tibet issues and their support for China on international arena.
The Chinese visitor said that China and Mauritius, as developing countries, shared similar experiences in the past and had common tasks to raise living standard of people.
Later on Monday, deputy leader of the Labor Party and deputy prime minister of the Indian Ocean island country, Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun, met He Lifeng and his delegation.
Established in 1936, the Mauritian Labor Party ruled the country for most of the time ever since Mauritius’ independence from Britain in 1968.
The CPC delegation is scheduled to end its visit to Mauritius and leave for Botswana on Tuesday.