Chinese FM talks up trade, investments
SAN JOSÉ: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi kept his focus on building trade and investment ties with Central America during a visit that started Friday (Saturday in Manila) in Costa Rica.
“We have had 10 years of good cooperation” with Costa Rica, Wang told reporters during a signing of a cooperation memorandum with his counterpart, Manuel Gonzalez, overseen by Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis.
Wang’s talks with Gonzalez and Solis took place as the UN Security Council met and condemned North Korea’s latest launch of a ballistic missile over Japan. China is North Korea’s sole ally.
In addition to discussing bilateral issues, Gonzalez said the talks included “a brief review of the situation in the Korean peninsula.” He did not elaborate.
Wang declined to respond to an Agence France-Presse reporter’s question on North Korea.
The Chinese foreign minister
Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzales (back), Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis (R) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (C), are pictured before a meeting at the Costa Rican Foreign Ministry in San Jose on Friday (Saturday in Manila). was stopping in Costa Rica and it has built several major projects. Panama on his way to the United The memorandum aims to States, to participate in the UN deepen that relationship with furGeneral Assembly in New York. ther development of Costa Rican He was due to give a speech there infrastructure, as well as boosting next Thursday. trade and cultural, educational
China already has close investand tourist exchanges, and cooperment ties with Costa Rica, where ating on clean energy.