Top Chinese legislator's three-nation tour promotes ties, trade (3)

18:42, July 21, 2010      

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Wu Bangguo (L), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), meets with Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon in Geneva, Switzerland, July 19, 2010. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)


Parliamentary exchanges are playing an increasingly significant role in enhancing political trust, deepening friendship and promoting pragmatic cooperation among countries as they seek to develop their ties.

In recent years, the NPC has set up regular communication mechanisms with parliaments of quite a few countries, greatly increasing the effectiveness of their communications and boosting their cooperation.

During his European tour, the top Chinese legislator put forward proposals to strengthen parliamentary exchanges in different countries.

In France, Wu and Bernard Accoyer jointly declared the beginning of the first meeting of Sino-French Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, formally launching the regular communications mechanism.

Wu said the beginning of the high-level meeting signalled a new stage in Sino-French parliamentary exchanges. He called on the French side to seize this opportunity to boost multilevel communications with China to inject new vigor in the development of bilateral ties.

In Belgrade, during meetings with Serbian leaders and officials, Wu urged the two sides to carry out deeper exchanges on governance, legislation and other subjects, and maintain closer coordination in international and regional parliamentary organizations.

In Geneva, Wu said China and Switzerland should further enhance the exchanges between special committees, friendly groups and executive agencies of their respective parliaments to make inter-parliamentary cooperation a constructive part of the development of bilateral ties.

Leaders of the three countries' parliaments all agreed with Wu's proposals, and pledged more efforts to deepen the ties between the NPC and their own legislatures, so bilateral relations would continue to develop soundly.

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