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Chinese top political advisor calls to boost cultural exchanges with Greece


11:08, October 27, 2011

Jia Qinglin (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, honors Crete Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis during an awarding ceremony for those who did great contributions in the evacuation operation of Chinese nationals from Libya through the Greek island of Crete, in Crete Island, Greece, Oct. 26, 2011. (Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)

HERAKLION, Greece, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin on Wednesday called to boost cultural exchanges between China and Greece in a meeting with Stavros Arnaoutakis, governor of the Greek province of Crete.

Jia, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, thanked Arnaoutakis for help of the Greek people and government, and the provincial government of Crete in particular, in evacuating Chinese nationals from Libya early this year.

Jia said the rescue operation showed the deep friendship between the Greek and Chinese people.

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