Chinese top political advisor meets Australian deputy House speaker

09:25, April 08, 2011      

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Chinese top political advisor meets Australian deputy House speaker

Jia Qinglin (L), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, shakes hands with Bruce Scott, deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, in Canberra, Australia, April 7, 2011. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
Visiting Chinese top political advisor Jia Qinglin met with Bruce Scott, deputy speaker of the House of Representatives in the Australian Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday.

Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Jia Qinglin said in the 39 years since the two countries established diplomatic ties, relationship between China and Australia has enjoyed sustained, healthy and steady growth.

Despite of the international financial crisis, economic cooperation between China and Australia was not affected. On the contrary, it maintains rapid growth constantly, said Jia.

The two sides have also conducted effective cooperation in different fields, such as science, education, culture and tourism, Jia said, and on international and regional issues, both have maintained smooth communication and coordination.

Therefore, Jia said in a move to push ahead mutual benefits between the pair, China is willing to work closer with Australia, further enhance political trust, expand practical cooperation and people-to-people exchanges.

Jia also said exchanges in the legislative bodies of China and Australian are important component to their relations and he is glad to notice that more exchanges in this field were seen in recent years.

During the meeting, Scott conveyed greetings from Harry Jenkins, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Scott said thanks to Australia's strong trade and investment relations with China, the nation escaped from recession which demonstrates the significance of Australia's relationship with China.

Australia is the second leg of Jia's three-nation official visit, which will also take him to Samoa. Jia visited Myanmar before he came to Australia.


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