Chinese vice premier meets Austrian officials on bilateral ties

08:28, June 22, 2010      

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Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang (L) meets with governor of the Austrian state of Salzburg Gabi Burgstaller in Salzburg, Austria, June 21, 2010. (Xinhua/Liu Gang)

Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang met in Salzburg Monday with governor of the Austrian state of Salzburg Gabi Burgstaller.

Zhang said China-Austria relations have developed smoothly with strengthened cooperation in various fields, and the two governments have actively boosted interregional cooperation between the two countries.

The state of Salzburg has abundant resources of tourism and culture, and rich experience and technology on environmental protection and culture industry, said Zhang, adding Salzburg has set up friendly relations with China's Shanghai city and Hainan province and carried out fruitful cooperation.

Zhang expressed his hope that the two countries would enhance interregional cooperation for the sake of common development.

Burgstaller said the Chinese government, in addressing the international financial crisis, made proper policies and played a positive and important role in boosting world recovery.

Burgstaller said Salzburg has established friendly ties with some Chinese provinces and cities, adding they have carried out very effective and smooth cooperation.

Salzburg hopes to further understand and learn from China through cooperation with Chinese provinces and cities, and expand exchanges and cooperation, she added.

Zhang also met with mayor of Salzburg city Heinz Schaden.



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