Senior CPC official urges closer parliamentary exchanges with Romania

09:57, April 14, 2011      

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Li Changchun (L), a member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau, shakes hands with Romania's Senate Speaker Mircea Geoana in Bucharest, capital of Romania, April 13, 2011. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng) Li Changchun, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), on Wednesday called for closer parliamentary exchanges and party-to-party links between China and Romania.

Duirng a meeting with Senate Speaker Mircea Geoana, Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, hailed the progress of China-Romania relations in recent years.

He cited frequent high-level exchanges, enhanced political trust and remarkable cooperation in trade, cultural, educational and technological areas.

The two sides supported each other and had maintained close coordination in international and regional affairs, he said, adding that China was satisfied with the growth of bilateral ties, and was confident about the future development of China-Romania friendship.

With regard to parliamentary exchanges, Li said China's National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference had kept sound cooperation with Romania's Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.

Besides, the vigorous exchanges between the CPC and major parties of Romania offered important political guarantee for the development of bilateral ties, he said.

Li called on joint efforts from both sides to cement parliamentary links and party-to-party exchanges, in a bid to contribute to the comprehensive development of China-Romania relations.

Praising the profound traditional friendship and sound political ties between both countries, Geoana said various parties of Romania's Senate shared the same stance on developing relations with China, and were committed to boosting bilateral all-round cooperative partnership.

He vowed joint efforts with China to facilitate cooperation in areas such as industry, trade, human resources, culture and tourism.

Speaking highly of China's role on global stage and its contribution to world peace and prosperity, Geoana said Romania firmly sticks to the one-China policy.

Li also met with Romania's Vice Senate Speaker Cristian Diaconescu and Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi on Wednesday. Li arrived in Bucharest earlier on Wednesday for a good-will visit.

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Source: Xinhua
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