China, Denmark pledge joint efforts to tackle climate change, upgrade ties

12:42, April 11, 2010      

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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen in Boao, a scenic town in south China's Hainan Province, April 10, 2010. (Xinhua/Fan Rujun)

China and Denmark Saturday pledged to work closely on fighting climate change and cementing bilateral relations.

The pledge came out of the meeting between Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen on the sidelines of the annual session of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), a pan-Asian platform for dialogue on key issues affecting Asia and the world.

Denmark was one of the first Western countries to recognize and

Rasmussen said he was happy to visit China when the two countries establish diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China, Xi said. The two countries forged diplomatic ties in May 1950.

"Over the past six decades, China and Denmark have witnessed close high-level exchanges, fruitful trade cooperation, and close communication on international affairs," Xi said.were celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations.

Rasmussen said he was deeply impressed by China's vigor, its people's hard work and the country's commitment to green development.

Xi noted Denmark was the first Northern European country to establish all-round strategic partnership with China. The partnership was set up in 2008 when Rasmussen came to Beijing for the seventh Asia-Europe summit.


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