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Chinese VP arrives in Ireland

02-19-2012 14:08 BJT Special Report:Vice President Xi Visits US, Ireland, Turkey |

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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has arrived in the Irish city of Shannon for a three-day visit to the country. In a written statement, Xi Jinping says his visit aims to strengthen bilateral relations.

He said Ireland has accomplished the transition from being an agriculture-based economy to knowledge-based economy and plays a crucial role in both the eurozone and international community.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (C) receives flowers upon his arrival in Shannon,
Ireland, Feb. 18, 2012. Xi kicked off his official visit to Ireland on Saturday as
guest of Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

He added that over the past 33 years since China and Ireland established diplomatic ties, relations have progressed smoothly on the basis of mutual respect, setting an example of friendly co-existence between countries different in size, social systems and cultural traditions.

Xi Jinping is scheduled to meet with Irish President Michael Higgins and hold talks with Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R, front) waves upon his arrival in Shannon,
Ireland, Feb. 18, 2012. Xi kicked off his official visit to Ireland on Saturday as
guest of Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

 

 

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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