China, France to further expand cooperation

07:53, July 20, 2010      

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Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), meets with Bernard Accoyer, speaker of French National Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, July 19, 2010.
(Xinhua/Yu Yang)

Top legislators of China and France met on Monday and reiterated their willingness to further expand cooperation in various areas and strengthen coordination in international affairs.

Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) of China, said his latest official goodwill visit to France was successful thanks to joint efforts by both China and France. It is in the interest of both countries and peoples to strengthen the bilateral ties and deepen cooperation in international and regional affairs, Wu said at the meeting with Accoyer.

Bernard Accoyer, speaker of the French National Assembly, said Wu's visit to France is remarkable in Sino-French ties and is fruitful, which will play a constructive role in deepening substantial cooperation and boosting the friendship between the two peoples. France looks forward to take chance of Wu's visit to conduct closer coordination in international affairs and accelerate the development of Sino-French ties, he said.

Wu paid an visit to France from July 7 to July 14 as a part of his three-nation Europe tour. He is here to attend the third World Conference of Speakers of Parliament.

On the sideline of the conference, Wu also met with Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, on Monday and discussed the upcoming Summer Davos Forum in China.

Source: Xinhua

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