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Harper's visit injects new momentum to ties with China: Canadian ambassador


09:40, February 17, 2012

BEIJING, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit has injected new momentum into bilateral ties with China, said David Mulroney, the Canadian Ambassador to China, in an interview on Thursday.

Mulroney said that Canada's three major objectives for the visit were fulfilled.

"The first and most important objective was to take relationship between Canada and China to a higher level and to strengthen our strategic partnership," he said.

The prime minister considered this visit as an opportunity to interact with Chinese leaders and to see more of China, he added.

Canada aims to promote communications and understandings between the two peoples. "We experiment with new social media, such as "Weibo," and use traditional media to introduce Chinese culture and cultural exchange to people in China and Canada," he said.

Mulroney said Harper's visit was also an opportunity for major commercial deals.

"We have achieved gratifying outcomes in many sectors, such as financial services, aviation, and technology and environmental services," he said.

Mulroney explained that Canada is known to the Chinese people as providers of natural and cultural resources, and leaders from both sides pledged closer energy cooperation during the visit.

Mulroney also emphasized the growing importance of education and cultural exchanges.

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