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09:16, May 31, 2012

Chinese top legislator's Europe tour sows seeds for rich harvest
BEIJING, May 30 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislator Wu Bangguo returned home Tuesday after wrapping up a four-nation Europe tour that enhanced goodwill and trust and boosted cooperation and partnership.

Wu's journey to the Netherlands, Croatia, Luxembourg and Spain, China's latest major diplomatic action in Europe, had great significance in deepening China's cooperative ties with the four countries and consolidating the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Europe.

Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), spoke with the heads of state, government and parliament of the four countries and reached broad consensus with them.

His proposals on promoting bilateral ties were widely accepted by the leadership and public of his host countries.

NURTURING TIES

Wu's visit came as China marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties with the Netherlands and Luxembourg and the 20th anniversary with Croatia. China and Spain will celebrate their 40th anniversary next year.

In each of the countries, Wu spoke highly of what had been achieved through cooperation and envisaged bright prospects for the future.

Wu said China highly values its friendly cooperation with the four countries and is ready to work with them to further enhance mutual understanding and support on major issues, including those related to sovereignty and national security, stability and development, and constantly consolidate the political basis of friendship and mutual trust.

The leaders of the four nations agreed that Wu's visits were important events in their countries' relations with China and would play important roles in furthering bilateral relations.

They said enhancing ties with China was the consensus reached among the government, parliament and political parties in their countries.

They also reiterated that their countries adhere to the one-China policy and are willing to work with China to advance bilateral ties further.
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