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China's top lawmaker urges cooperation with world's legislatures

07-21-2010 09:07 BJT Special Report:Wu Bangguo Visits France, Serbia, Switzerland |

GENEVA, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Wu Bangguo, China's top legislator, said Tuesday that China is willing to enhance negotiations and coordination with international and regional legislative bodies.

Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress(NPC), made the remarks while addressing a breakfast meeting for some countries' delegates attending the Third World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in Gevena.

"The exchanges between the legislatures are an important part of relations between various nations and constitute to a major force for deepening political mutual trust, advancing cooperation and promoting friendship," Wu said.

Wu said the most centralized topic at the meeting is to achieve common development and materialize the UN millennium development goals.

"China's NPC is willing to enhance bilateral and multi-facet exchanges with legislatures of other countries and further step up negotiation and coordination with both international and regional legislative bodies, including the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)," the chairman said.

Among the guests at the breakfast were Hee Tae Park, South Korea's speaker of the National Assemble; Takahiro Yokomichi, speaker of Japan's House of Representatives; and Meira Kumar, speaker of India's Lok Sabha (lower house).

The speakers all made positive comments on the friendly cooperation between their countries and China.

The speakers said China is playing an ever more important role on the world stage and because of that, they would like to strengthen cooperation and friendly exchanges between the NPC and their own legislatures.

Wu arrived in Geneva on Sunday afternoon to attend the third World Conference of Speakers of Parliament. Switzerland is Wu's final leg of a three-nation visit that also took him to France and Serbia.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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