BEIJING, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Top Chinese political advisor Jia Qinglin met with the deputy speaker of the Republic of Korea's (ROK) National Assembly, Chung Eui-hwa, here Wednesday, and the two sides pledged to strengthen bilateral strategic communication.
Hailing the increased communication and coordination between the two countries in major regional and international issues, Jia, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said China hopes to strengthen strategic communication with the ROK.
Chung said the political, economic and cultural relationships between the ROK and China have witnessed comprehensive development since the two countries established diplomatic ties 18 years ago.
People from the ROK have benefited a lot from bilateral exchanges, Chung added.
"The ROK hopes China will maintain rapid and stable development and continue to contribute to world peace and prosperity," he said.
Jia, also a member of China's top leadership group, the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, urged the two countries to enhance exchange and cooperation between their respective political parties.
"The CPC will make joint efforts with all ROK parties to enrich exchange and cooperation, so as to promote China-ROK relations and contribute to peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world as a whole," Jia said.
Chung is leading a delegation of assembly members from different ROK political parties.