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Xi Jinping, Kevin Rudd call for boosting China-Australia ties

06-22-2010 09:28 BJT Special Report: Xi Jinping Visits Four Nations |

By Xinhua writers Wu Liming, Cao Yang

CANBERRA, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd hailed here on Monday the relationship between China and Australia, calling for more measures to boost bilateral ties.

Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) holds talks with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in Canberra, capital of Australia, June 21, 2010. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)
Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) holds talks with Australian Prime Minister 
Kevin Rudd in Canberra, capital of Australia, June 21, 2010.(Xinhua/Liu Weibing)

During the talks between the two leaders in the Parliament House in Canberra, Xi said the bilateral comprehensive cooperative relationship has set "an example" for countries with different political systems, cultural traditions and development stages to seek harmonious relationship and common development.

The vice president said the economic complementarity and comprehensive trade and economic cooperation between China and Australia has become an inner impetus driving the advancement of the China-Australia relations at large.

He cited that the trade volume between China and Australia still kept growth last year despite worldwide financial crisis.

The two-way investment and the expansion of cooperation fields signals that the China-Australia trade and economic cooperation is moving towards a comprehensive, multi-levelled and diversified approach, he said.

"This is a good blessing for both Chinese and Australian peoples, and it is also a vital element to promoting the balanced development of world economy and sustainable development," Xi said.

Xi said China has attached great importance to its relations with Australia and regarded Australia as a trust-worthy partner.

He said both sides should make full use of various chances to push forward the bilateral comprehensive cooperative relationship into a higher level.

The vice president thus put forward a five-point proposal on boosting the relationship, according to a press release issued by the Chinese delegation.

He said both sides should further increase mutual political trust and keep timely and close communication on bilateral relations and other important issues of common concern.

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