Chinese vice premier meets foreign guests attending Asian Para Games

08:09, December 13, 2010      

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Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with the International Paralympic Committee President Philip Craven in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, on Dec. 12, 2010. The opening ceremony of the 2010 Asian Para Games was held in Guangzhou Sunday. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday met with foreign leaders and international sports organization officials who were in Guangzhou to attend the opening ceremony of the Asian Para Games.

Among the foreign guests Li met were Philip Craven, president of the International Paralympic Committee, Datuk Zainal Abu Zarin, president of the Asian Paralympic Committee, and Jejomar Binay, vice president of the Philippines.

Li extended warm welcome to them and spoke highly of their contribution to the Guangzhou Asian Para Games and the cause for people with disabilities.

He also said the Chinese government would further support the cause for people with disabilities to create more favorable conditions for them to integrate into society.

Li declared the opening of the games Sunday evening at the Olympics Stadium of Guangzhou, capital city of south China's Guangdong Province.

The Asian Para Games will last for a week.

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