He Guoqiang, a leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC), met on Friday with Raymond Johansen, the general secretary of the Norwegian Labor Party and the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Jonas Gahr Store, in an effort to deepen bilateral relations and mutual cooperation between China and Norway.
In a meeting with Johansen, He said that both the CPC and the Norwegian Labor Party are the ruling party in China and Norway respectively and that drawing from each other's experience in ruling is an important aspect of the party-to-party friendly exchanges.
The CPC has taken many practical measures to strengthen disciplinary work, expand democracy within the party and fight corruption, He said. The Chinese party and government attaches great importance to drawing from international experience and actively developing cooperation with every country, he added.
Johansen said that fighting corruption is a hard nut to crack throughout the world and that the Norwegian Labor Party highly evaluates the tremendous efforts taken by CPC and the great achievements made by the Chinese party in this regard.
The international financial crisis evoked a deep thought in the international community on the mode of development and the route leading to modernization, and Norway and China are the first two countries which walked out of the shadow of the international financial crisis, said Johansen.
The two parties should continue to exchange views over the mode of development and the way of modernization, said Johansen.
In his meeting with Store, He said that the Chinese party and government attaches great importance to the relations between China and Norway and see Norway as an important partner for cooperation.
The Chinese side is willing to work together with the Norwegian side to strengthen political dialogue, deepen mutually-beneficial cooperation, expand exchange in the humanities and enhance the mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the two countries, said He.
Store expressed his appreciation over China's treatment of all countries, big or small, on a equal footing.
He said that China plays a very important role in international affairs and that the Norwegian side is willing to cooperate with China on the climate change, disarmament an regional hot-spot issues.
On Friday, the senior CPC official also met the Norwegian minister of environment and international development, Erik Solheim and the deputy chairman of the Norwegian parliament, Per Kristian Foss. Source:Xinhuahttp://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2010-06/13/nw.D110000renmrb_20100613_6-01.htm?div=-1