Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan met with visiting Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Jose Valencia, and the two sides agreed to push forward ties.

Vice President Wang hailed the bilateral relationship, which features progressive cooperation and friendly exchanges, and said the two countries should take the opportunity of the 40th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties in 2020 to promote the relationship.

Foreign Minister Valencia said the Ecuadorian side would like to deepen cooperation with China in areas such as the Belt & Road Initiative and advance bilateral ties.