Latest News:  

English>>Foreign Affairs

China, Greece pledge closer parliamentary exchanges, economic cooperation


09:59, May 18, 2013

BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) -- China and Greece pledged to strengthen parliamentary exchanges and boost economic cooperation during a meeting between top Chinese legislator Zhang Dejiang and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Friday.

Samaras arrived in Beijing on Wednesday and is paying a five-day official visit to China.

Zhang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), said during the meeting that China and Greece have enjoyed a new development phase in their ties since they established a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2006, adding that the two sides have achieved important consensus during Samaras' current visit.

The NPC is willing to promote friendly contact with the Greek parliament at all levels and strengthen communication on the construction of democracy and legal systems so as to enrich bilateral relations, Zhang said.

Samaras said parliamentary exchanges serve as an important bridge between the two countries and Greece is ready to enhance communication between the parliament of Greece and the NPC to further advance the relationship between the two countries.

A joint communique was issued Friday. It noted that the two sides have agreed to step up economic and trade cooperation through the joint economic and trade committee meeting mechanism and encourage companies to carry out more mutual investment.

Greece welcomes China to participate in the privatization of the country's state-owned assets, while China says it will encourage companies to import more products with a comparative advantage from Greece, according to the communique.

Both sides also agree to oppose all forms of protectionism in trade and investment, according to the communique.

We Recommend:

Chinese pushing up housing prices in North America?

Nixon's grandson retraces historic week

Great love in the era of micro media

China, E.U. need to rely on each other for support

Washington claims neutrality over islands

China mourns first generation model worker


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Fighter pilots complete first parachute jumping

  2. Female special operation members

  3. Hindu labourers move to escape heat

  4. Nation not ready for insect diet, expert warns

  5. Paramedics face a long, hard road

  6. Beware of college enrollment scams

  7. Gorgeous Miss Tourism candidates

  8. Hot baseball cheerleading squads

  9. A Chinese man's handmade 3D printer

  10. China sees 20% rise in gold desire

Most Popular


  1. AP probe embodies tension between US govt, media
  2. Protectionism no painkiller for Europe
  3. Culture key to sustainable development
  4. Ten white papers, road to human rights protection
  5. Teen's tragedy reveals child abuse problems
  6. People with depression show disrupted brain 'clock'
  7. iPad obsession hurting child's development
  8. Positive signs in Europe hard won
  9. Who do psychiatrists turn to for therapy?

What’s happening in China

Deaths prompt concerns over elevator safety

  1. 62 hurt as light rail train derails in Hong Kong
  2. Free medical treatments provided in E China
  3. China earmarks fund for shantytown renovation
  4. China establishes disability prevention center
  5. Shanghai to offer 24-hour PM2.5 forecast