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Top Chinese legislator meets with parliamentary leaders, WHO chief

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

GENEVA, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Top Chinese legislator Wu Bangguo held separate talks here Tuesday with parliamentary leaders from South Africa, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Kazakhstan and the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Wu Bangguo (L), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), meets with Max Sisulu, speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa, in Geneva, Switzerland, July 20, 2010.(Xinhua/Ju Peng)
Wu Bangguo (L), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's 
Congress (NPC), meets with Max Sisulu, speaker of the National Assembly of South 
Africa, in Geneva, Switzerland, July 20, 2010.(Xinhua/Ju Peng)
During talks with Hon Max Vuyisile Sisulu, speaker of South Africa's National Assembly, Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) of China, said that the peoples of China and South Africa share a deep, traditional friendship.

Wu said the two countries have seen their ties develop in a rapid and all-round way since the establishment of diplomatic relations.

The two nations have carried out frequent high-level exchanges, with their mutual political trust gradually building up, Wu said.

Wu added that the two countries have also shared understanding and support on issues concerning each other's core interests and maintained close coordination and cooperation on significant international affairs.

Noting that economic and trade cooperation continues to expand and that people-to-people exchanges are also gaining momentum, Wu stressed that all those efforts have brought visible and practical benefits to the two countries and their people.

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