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Chinese, Austrian FMs vow to step up bilateral ties

02-23-2011 08:37 BJT

BEIJING, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minster Yang Jiechi and his Austrian counterpart Michael Spindelegger held talks here on Tuesday, pledging to enhance bilateral ties through deeper cooperation.

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (R) shakes hands with Austrian Foreign
Minister Michael Spindelegger in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 22, 2011.
(Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

Yang hailed the remarkable development of bilateral ties since the two countries established diplomatic relations 40 years ago.

He said both sides should see the 40th anniversary as a new starting point for maintaining traditional friendship, deepening political mutual trust, expanding cooperation and enhancing cultural exchanges, to strive for greater development of bilateral ties.

He stressed that China appreciates the Austrian government's adherence to the one-China policy.

For his part, Spindelegger said the Austrian side attaches great importance to developing ties with China and he hoped both sides will strengthen cooperation in various fields in a more pragmatic way.

The two also exchanged views on some international and regional issues of common concern.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: Xinhua

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