Top Chinese legislator pledges to further ties with Macedonia

08:46, April 29, 2010      

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Top Chinese legislator Wu Bangguo met with his Macedonian counterpart Trajko Veljanoski in Beijing Wednesday.

Wu Bangguo (R), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), meets with Trajko Veljanovski, Speaker of Macedonian parliament, in Beijing, capital of China, April 28, 2010. (Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)

Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People' s Congress, hailed the development of China-Macedonia ties during the one-hour meeting at the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing.

He expressed appreciation for Macedonia's adherence to the one-China policy. He also expressed China's respect for the Macedonian people 's choice concerning their development mode and for Macedonia's efforts to integrate with Europe.

China will promote cooperation in various fields with Macedonia under the principle of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, Wu said, adding the two sides should boost exchanges and cooperation between the two parliaments.

Veljanoski, who will visit the Shanghai World Expo, said his country will deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with China and stick to the one-China policy.

Source: Xinhua


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