BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- China and Nambia on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to building stronger bilateral relations at a meeting between Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang and Namibian Foreign Minister Utoni Nujoma, who is on a week-long visit to China.
Li reviewed the sound growth of China-Namibia relations since the two countries forged diplomatic ties in 1990, citing solid progress of bilateral cooperation and deeper people-to-people friendship.
China regarded Namibia as one of the most trustworthy friends and partners, Li said, pledging to make joint efforts with Namibia to boost bilateral relations.
Li said it was the cornerstone of China's foreign policy to strengthen China-Africa friendly and cooperative relations.
As this year marked the 10th anniversary of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, Li called for concerted efforts to make the best of the forum and elevate China-Africa relations.
Nujoma said Namibia appreciated China's substantial and generous assistance over the years.
He said the Namibian government valued its ties with China and would like to work closely in all fields.
Nujoma also hailed China's important contribution to African peace and development.
It is Nujoma's first visit to China since becoming Namibia's foreign minister this year.