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Senior Chinese official meets Azerbaijani PM, top lawmaker

06-18-2010 09:33 BJT

BAKU, June 17 (Xinhua) -- He Guoqiang, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), met Azerbaijani Prime Minister Artur Rasizade and parliament speaker Oktay Asadov on Wednesday during a stopover in Azerbaijan.

He Guoqiang (R), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the CPC's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, shakes hands with Azerbaijani Parliament Speaker Oktay Asadov in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, June 16, 2010.(Xinhua/Liu Jiancsheng)
He Guoqiang (R), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 
Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the CPC's Central 
Commission for Discipline Inspection, shakes hands with Azerbaijani Parliament Speaker 
Oktay Asadov in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, June 16, 2010.(Xinhua/Liu Jiancsheng)

China-Azerbaijan relations were developing smoothly, marked by strengthening political mutual trust, expanding cooperation and ever closer coordination in international and regional affairs, said He, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

"We come here for cooperation, friendship and peace," He said.

He said Azerbaijan was an important country in the region and China attached great importance to developing ties with Azerbaijan and respected the development path chosen by the Caspian Sea nation.

China appreciated Azerbaijan's understanding and support for the one-China policy and issues concerning China's core interests, He said.

Rasizade said China's development was an important factor in safeguarding world peace and prosperity and he was glad to see China's increasingly important role in international and regional affairs.

Developing all-round cooperation with China was a foreign policy priority of Azerbaijan, he said.

When meeting with Asadov, He said parliamentary and inter-party exchanges and cooperation were important elements of the bilateral friendship.

Asadov said he was delighted with what was achieved through these kinds of exchanges, reaffirming the parliament and political parties of Azerbaijan support developing all-round friendly cooperation with China.

He made the stopover in Azerbaijan en route to Turkmenistan, to which he will pay an official visit.


Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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