Chinese foreign minister meets Danish deputy prime minister

15:27, October 31, 2010      

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Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met with Danish Deputy Prime Minister Lene Espersen in Shanghai Sunday, and the two exchanged views on issues including China-Europe relations.

Espersen, also the Danish minister of foreign affairs, is in Shanghai for the opening ceremony of the World Expo Summit Forum and the closing ceremony of the Expo.

Yang welcomed Espersen and congratulated her on the success of the Danish national pavilion at the Shanghai Expo.

Noting that 2010 is the 60th anniversary of China-Denmark ties, Yang said China hopes to continue to promote high-level exchange visits and cooperation with Denmark in the spheres of economy, trade, investment, along with exchanges in science and technology, culture, so as to improve mutual recognition and understanding between the peoples of the two nations.

Espersen said her country is committed to expanding a powerful, comprehensive strategic partnership with China.

She also said Denmark welcomes reciprocal cooperation with China in the fields ranging from education, research and development, renewable energy to environmental protection.

Espersen also expressed Denmark's adherence to the one-China policy and respect for China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.



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