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Chinese vice president meets parliament speaker of New Zealand

06-18-2010 13:51 BJT Special Report: Xi Jinping Visits Four Nations |

WELLINGTON, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met here on Friday in Wellington with Lockwood Smith, speaker of the House of Representatives of New Zealand.

During the meeting, Xi said the communication between legislatures of the two countries is a vital part of the bilateral relationship at large, calling for more exchanges between law makers from both sides.

On the same day, Xi also met with New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English, and opposition party chief Phil Goff.

New Zealand is the third leg of the vice president's four- nation tour, he will continue his trip in Wellington till Saturday.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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