China's top political advisor meets Australian Governor-General

09:22, April 09, 2011      

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Jia Qinglin, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, on Friday met with Australian Governor-General Quentin Bryce in Canberra.


Jia Qinglin (L), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, meets with Australia's Governor-General Quentin Bryce, in Canberra, Australia, April 8, 2011. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

At the beginning of the meeting, Jia transferred President of the People's Republic of China Hu Jintao's greetings to Bryce.

Jia said that in recent years, relationship between China and Australia has been developed smoothly especially in the constantly expanding economic and trading cooperation, which has had a significant impact on overcoming the global financial crisis.

He also spoke highly the cooperation between the two sides in cultural and educational fields, saying that it resulted in remarkable and effective outcomes.

China and Australia are both influential countries in the Asia- Pacific region, Jia said, adding "the economies of China and Australia are complementary, each has their own advantages."

"On international and regional issues, the pair shares similar or same views,"he added.


Jia Qinglin (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, meets with Australia's Governor-General Quentin Bryce, in Canberra, Australia, April 8, 2011. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

Jia said that further developing China-Australian bilateral relations matches national interests of both countries, while it will also help to maintain stability, peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.

Bryce warmly welcomed Jia's official visit to Australia, and she believed his visit will strengthen relationship between the two countries.

She agreed with Jia's comment on the bilateral relationship, emphasizing that Australia highly values the relationship with China, and is willing to work with the Chinese government to draw closer communications and cooperation, especially in the cultural and educational fields.

Bryce also praised China's traditional culture, saying that The Year of Chinese Culture in Australia, which will begin in June, will certainly attract attentions of a lot of Australians.

Meanwhile, Bryce pointed out that overseas students have been increasing in both countries.


Jia Qinglin (L), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, meets with Australia's Governor-General Quentin Bryce, in Canberra, Australia, April 8, 2011. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

"This will lift opportunity of communication and culture sharing, in a move to promote understanding between peoples of the two countries, setting up a fundamental for the development of China-Australian relationship,"she said.

Earlier on Friday morning, Jia also met with representatives of Chinese overseas business bodies and international students as well as staff members of the Chinese embassy to Australia.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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