China and Poland have traditional friendship in more than 50 years since the they forged diplomatic relations, and the bilateral relations maintain healthy growth and endure the test of the transition of international situations, Chinese top legislator Wu Bangguo said Thursday in Warsaw.
Meeting with Polish parliament's lower house speaker Ludwik Dorn on Thursday afternoon, Wu said that China always regards Poland as a "sincere friend" and "important partner."
Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), said that China will make joint efforts with the Polish side to strengthen the dialogue and cooperation between the two governments, parliaments and political parties, give full play to the economic cooperative mechanisms such as the bilateral joint economic commission to expand fields of cooperation, mutual investment and optimize the two-way trade structure.
China would intensify its coordination with Poland on regional and international issues to safeguard the common interests, Wu added.
He also expressed his appreciation to Poland's long-term understanding and supports on the issues of Taiwan and Tibet that concern the fundamental interests of China, noting that China respects the path that Polish people choose to develop their own country as well as the country's domestic and foreign policies.
On the inter-parliamentary cooperation, Wu stressed the irreplaceable role that inter-parliamentary cooperation plays to boost the bilateral relations, calling the two parliaments to step up their exchange and cooperation among their friendly groups and special committees.
Agreeing with Wu's views on the bilateral relations and suggestions to promote relations, Dorn said that two countries have made remarkable progress on the bilateral relations and the ties have reached a historical height.
He reiterated that Poland's position on the issues of Taiwan and Tibet will never change and the Polish government and its people firmly oppose to any secessionist activities in any forms.
Dorn told Wu that members of the Polish parliament share strong aspiration to promote Poland-China friendly relations and the Lower House will make its utmost efforts to consolidate its friendly exchange with the NPC in a bid to expand mutual understanding between the two peoples and promote bilateral ties.
On the same day, Wu also met with Polish President Lech Kaczynski. The two sides reaffirmed the commitment to generate joint efforts to further develop ties.
They also exchange views on the Korean nuclear issue, Iran nuclear issue, the situation in the Middle East region and UN reform.
As Dorn's guest, Wu arrived in Warsaw on Thursday noon. It is the first time for a top Chinese legislator to visit Poland.
Poland is the last leg of Wu's three-nation visit, which has already taken him to Egypt and Hungary.