Chinese Vice-Premier Ji Pengfei arrived in Jordan on Monday (15 September) for a five-day goodwill visit, which was to include talks with the Jordanian government about the defence of world peace.
SV Chinese Vice Premier Ji Pengfei arrives in Amman, Jordan, greeted by Jordanian acting Foreign Minister, Mr. Abu Odeh, and other officials at airport and walks into reception lounge (2 shots)
SV & CU Ji Pengfei and Abu Odeh seated talking in lounge (2 shots)
SV Other officials seated in lounge as Ji Pengfei and Mr. Abu Odeh continue talking (2 shots)
CU Portrait of King Hussein on wall
SV JiPengfei, Mr Abu Odeh and other officials leave lounge
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Background: Chinese Vice-Premier Ji Pengfei arrived in Jordan on Monday (15 September) for a five-day goodwill visit, which was to include talks with the Jordanian government about the defence of world peace.
SYNOPSIS: Mr Ji was met at Amman airport by Jordan's acting Foreign Minister Mr Adnan Abu Odeh and other government officials. The Chinese vice-premier told newsmen he would talk to Jordanian leaders about the relationship between their two countries, as well as international issues.
Mr Ji Pengfei's visit to Jordan is part of China's aim to strengthen its cultural and economic relationships with countries throughout the world. His present series of overseas visits comes only a week after the Chinese government announced major changes in its leadership. Deputy Premier Zhao Ziyang replaced Communist Party leader as Prime Minister. Sweeping reforms were announced, aimed at revitalising China's economy, raising living standards and giving the trade unions more power. Mr Ji Penghfei has also been on a ten-nation tour of Africa and the Gulf region.