BEIJING, China and Mozambique have pledged to expand mutually beneficial co-operation in multiple areas.

This came about when top Chinese political adviser Yu Zhengsheng met here Tuesday Veronica Macamo, the visiting Speaker of the Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, who is leading a delegation of business people on a five-day visit to China.

Hailing the establishment of the comprehensive strategic partnership of co-operation between China and Mozambique last year, Yu said China was willing to work with Mozambique to expand mutually beneficial co-operation in multiple areas and push forward the implementation of the agreements reached during the 2015 Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC).

At the summit, China committed to a 60-billion-US dollar fund which would help deepen its relationship with Africa over the next three years.

Yu, who is Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), called on both countries to continue to firmly support each other on core interests and issues of major concerns.

He said the CPPCC would conduct more exchanges with the parliament of Mozambique to elevate bilateral ties.

Macamo said Mozambique highly appreciated China’s long-term assistance since the southeastern African country gained independence in 1975. Mozambique is committed to lifting “the brotherly bilateral ties” to a new high, she added.