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Top Chinese legislator, Serbian leaders discuss bilateral ties, cooperation

07-15-2010 14:00 BJT Special Report:Wu Bangguo Visits France, Serbia, Switzerland |

BEIJING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Top Chinese legislator Wu Bangguo, who arrived in Belgrade on Wednesday for a goodwill visit, held talks to further develop Sino-Serbian ties and cooperation with the country's senior leadership.

Wu Bangguo (L), chairman of the Standing Committee of China'a National People's Congress(NPC), shakes hands with Serbian President Boris Tadic, in Belgrade, capital of Serbia, July 14, 2010.(Xinhua/Ju Peng)
Wu Bangguo (L), chairman of the Standing Committee of China'a National People's Congress(NPC), shakes hands with Serbian President Boris Tadic, in Belgrade, capital of Serbia, 
July 14, 2010.(Xinhua/Ju Peng)
Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress(NPC), said in a written statement upon his arrival that China attached great importance to the development of Sino-Serbian relations and regarded Serbia as a good friend and good partner.

China is willing to further consolidate its bilateral ties with Serbia in the spirit of mutual respect, equality and win-win policy, Wu said.

"I am looking forward to exchanging views with the Serbian leaders on Sino-Serbian relations and issues of mutual concern during my stay here," he added.

Wu is the first NPC chairman to visit Serbia over the past decade. China and Serbia have kept long-time friendship and shared mutual support and respect.

Serbian President Boris Tadic visited China last August and reached agreements with Chinese President Hu Jintao on establishing the strategic partnership, which opened a new page for the relationship.

In an interview with Xinhua, Chinese Ambassador Wei Jinghua said Wu's visit was of vital and far-reaching historic significance, adding that it would push the two countries' bilateral ties to a higher level.

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