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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping meets Australian leaders

06-22-2010 08:48 BJT Special Report: Xi Jinping Visits Four Nations |

CANBERRA, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping met with John Hogg, President of the Senate, Harry Jenkins, Speaker of the of Representatives, and Australian Opposition leader Tony Abbott on Monday.

Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (C) meets with President of the Australian Senate John Hogg (R) and Australian Speaker of the House of Representatives Harry Jenkins in Canberra, capital of Australia, June 21, 2010.(Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (C) meets with President of the Australian 
Senate John Hogg (R) and Australian Speaker of the House of Representatives Harry Jenkins 
in Canberra, capital of Australia, June 21, 2010.(Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

The Chinese vice-president said Sino-Australian relations enjoy good trend with frequent exchanges of high-ranking officials of the two sides. Mutual trust between China and Australia have been deepened, trade cooperation developed rapidly in recent years. Cooperation in areas of education, technology, culture, tourism have been fruitful.

He said both countries kept close consultations and exchanges in addressing global financial crisis, climate change and promoting regional cooperation. China is willing to work with Australia to deepen dialogues and cooperation, promoting a mutual beneficial and all-rounded relations on the basis of mutual trust.

In meeting with Hogg and Jenkins, Xi sent regards of Wu Bangguo, Chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee. He said China's people's congress and Australian parliament enjoy friendly relations and play irreplaceable role in promoting people to people understanding and friendship.

Xi said the two sides should work in joint efforts to strengthen exchanges in legislation and to work out new ways to deepen the existing cooperation of mutual benefits. He said focus can be made in youth exchanges in legislation sector in the future.

In meeting with Tony Abbott, Xi said the Liberal party has been sticking to a friendly policy toward China for a long-time, no matter it is in office or not. He gave appreciation to the party's active efforts in promoting Sino-Australian relations which are crucial and already an important composition of the relations.

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