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FM: Portuguese FM to visit China

(People's Daily Online)

14:26, July 02, 2012

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Regular Press Conference on June 27. (File photo/ Foreign Ministry of China)

On June 27, 2012, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei held a press conference.

Q: Please brief us on the visit by Portuguese Foreign Minister Portas to China.

A: China and Portugal enjoy traditional friendship. Bilateral relations have entered a new stage since the two sides established comprehensive strategic partnership in 2005. In recent years, the two countries have made joint efforts in tackling the international financial crisis, enhanced friendship and mutual trust and made fresh progress in practical cooperation with closer friendship between the two peoples. China stands ready to join the Portuguese side to engage in closer political consultations and expand mutually beneficial cooperation and people-to-people exchanges with a view to constantly enriching their comprehensive strategic partnership.

During Foreign Minister Portas' visit to China, Vice Premier Li Keqiang will meet with him and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi will have talks with him.


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