PresidentÂ Mwanawasa said Zambia and China enjoy good relations which are mutually beneficial to both countries.
Mr. Mwanawasa made the remarks when the Chinese military delegation lead by General
Deng ChangyouÂ paidÂ a courtesy call onÂ him atÂ stateÂ house.
He expressed optimistic that the delegation would have fruitful discussion with their Zambian counterparts.
Earlier Defence Minister George MpomboÂ said the visitÂ was intended to cement the military ties between Zambia and China.
Mr. MpomboÂ saidÂ the cordial relations which PresidentÂ Mwanawasa has been working
on with that the country should be enhanced.
He added that the delegation has come as a reciprocal to the earlier visit by former
Defence Minister Mundia Muliokela to that country.