Dutch crown prince says to further ties with China

11:22, September 17, 2010      

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Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander said Thursday that his country is willing to deepen cooperation with China in various fields.

The friendly and reciprocal cooperation between the Netherlands and China benefits both sides and people of the two nations, Willem-Alexander said in a meeting with Liu Qi, party chief of China's capital city of Beijing.

The Netherlands is willing to broaden and deepen cooperation with China in various fields and promote Netherlands-China and Europe-China relations in a comprehensive way, Willem-Alexander said.

Liu, a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, arrived in Amsterdam on Wednesday for a three-day visit.

"With frequent exchange of high-level visits, political trust has been constantly strengthened, and economic cooperation has been steadily developed, especially in the fields of agriculture, irrigation, science and technology, finance, culture and education," Liu said.

He said China is willing to strengthen exchanges with the Netherlands.

"Inter-regional cooperation constitutes an important part of bilateral relations," Liu said. "Beijing hopes to further develop ties with Dutch cities."

Liu visited Iceland before his arrival in the Netherlands. He will also visit Switzerland.



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