Costa Rica signs six deals with China

Costa Rica signed six cooperation agreements with China during a visit to San José by the Chinese deputy prime minister, Hui Liangyu.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

One of the major agreements was on cooperation in the development of water resources. China also granted a donation of US$10 million and 200 police patrol cars to aid Costa Rica's fight against crime.

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