STRENGTHENING PUBLIC SUPPORT
Wu said that the development of relations depends on people-to-people friendship and that parliamentary members act on behalf of the people while the parliament represents the public will.
Parliamentary exchanges provide an opportunity for pragmatic communication on issues of common interest, he said, expressing hope that his host countries and China take advantage of various exchange programs to promote cooperation in economic, trade, cultural and other fields and enhance mutual understanding between their peoples, especially young people.
The parliamentary leaders of the four nations agreed with Wu and conveyed readiness to carry out cooperation in all fields and on different levels to help the overall development of bilateral relations.PROMOTING CHINA-EU RELATIONS
Europe, as an important pole of the world, possesses a solid economic foundation and advanced technology superiority. Promoting China-EU relations is one of China's key strategies.
Wu said the two sides should enhance coordination on international and regional affairs and properly handle major concerns and sensitive issues to push forward the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership.
As the world still faces an unbalanced recovery and the European sovereign debt issues remain prominent, it is necessary for Europe to achieve strong and sustainable economic growth, Wu said.
China would, as always, help maintain the euro's credibility and welcome European products and investment to the Chinese market, he said, adding he hopes that the EU would recognize China's market economy status as soon as possible, relax high-tech export restrictions on China and act with restraint in implementing trade remedy measures.
The parliamentary leaders appreciated China's efforts in helping resolve the EU debt crisis, and vowed to strengthen dialogue and coordination on macroeconomic policy.【1】 【2】 【3】 【4】