BEIJING, The top legislatures of China and Mozambique have agreed to enhance ties in various fields.

Top Chinese legislator Zhang Dejiang and the Speaker of the Mozambican Parliament, Veronica Macamo, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on co-operation between China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Mozambique Parliament here Wednesday.

Hailing the bilateral long-term friendship, Zhang, who is Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, called on both sides to fully implement important consensus reached between the two Heads of State, and connect the Belt and Road Initiative with Mozambique’s development strategy.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Mozambican counterpart, President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, decided to lift bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership of co-operation last May.

Both sides should firmly support each other on issues related to their core interests and major concern, according to Zhang, who also called on the NPC and the Mozambican Parliament to exchange views on rule of law, improving people’s well-being, developing economy and other topics.

The legislative bodies could create more favorable conditions for cooperation between the two countries’ companies, Zhang said, calling on both sides to create better conditions for Chinese investment in Mozambique.

In addition, Zhang called on the legislatures to promote people-to-people exchanges between China and Mozambique.

Macamo stressed that the Mozambican Parliament was willing to strengthen exchanges and collaboration with the NPC and is ready to promote mutually beneficial co-operation between the two countries.

She is on a five-day visit to China from Monday to Friday at the invitation of Zhang.