Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov (R) meets with Wang Yang, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Guangdong provincial committee, in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria, Sept. 14, 2010. (Xinhua/Wang Meng)
Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov said Tuesday that his country will expand cooperation with China in economics, trade and investment, and would continuously upgrade the level of bilateral relations.
Parvanov made the comments during a meeting with Wang Yang, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China ( CPC)'s Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Guangdong provincial committee.
The Bulgarian president highly appreciated China's reform and opening-up policy, as well as the achievements of development.
All Bulgarian political forces are in favor of developing relations with China, viewing it as an important partner on the world stage, said Parvanov, adding that Bulgaria is willing to maintain high-level exchanges with China.
Parvanov reiterated that Bulgaria firmly pursues the one-China policy.
There is profound traditional friendship between China and Bulgaria, as well as people of the two countries, Wang noted.
Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 60 years ago, China and Bulgaria have maintained friendly relations and cooperation, although there were huge changes of international situation and domestic situation, said Wang, underlining that China attaches great importance to developing relations with Bulgaria, regarding it as a sincere friend and reliable partner.
Wang said the external relations of the CPC was a crucial component of China's overall foreign relations, and the CPC wanted to step up party-to-party exchange with Bulgaria, making contributions to the continuous development of Sino-Bulgarian traditional friendship.
Wang arrived in Bulgaria Tuesday at the invitation of the Bulgarian GERB Party (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria), the Municipality of Sofia and Sofia District. Source:Xinhua