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Top Chinese legislator meets foreign leaders watching Olympics
2008/08/19

    BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), met on Monday with some foreign leaders here to watch the Beijing Olympic Games.

    In his meeting with Ranko Krivokapic, the Republic of Montenegro parliament speaker, Wu said China advocated all nations, big or small, rich or poor, as equal members of the international community.

Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), met on Monday with some foreign leaders here to watch the Beijing Olympic Games.

Wu Bangguo (1st R), chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), meets with Ranko Krivokapic (1st L), the Republic of Montenegro parliament speaker, in Beijing, China, Aug. 18, 2008. Ranko Krivokapic is here to watch the Beijing Olympic Games.(Xinhua Photo)

    China valued its ties with Montenegro and would develop a long-term, stable and all-round relationship, as well as sound legislative cooperation with the Balkan country, he said.

    Krivokapic said the Montenegro parliament would enhance its cooperation with the NPC and adhere to the one-China policy.

Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), met on Monday with some foreign leaders here to watch the Beijing Olympic Games.

Wu Bangguo (R), chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), meets with Abdelaziz Ziari, speaker of the Algerian parliament, in Beijing, China, Aug. 18, 2008. Abdelaziz Ziari is here to watch the Beijing Olympic Games. (Xinhua Photo)

    When meeting with Abdelaziz (Abdul-Aziz) Ziari, speaker of the Algerian parliament, Wu said the Olympics was going on smoothly, and China would honor its commitment to hold an unique and high-standard Games with distinctive features.

    He pledged to take the opportunity of the 50th anniversary of China-Algeria ties in the coming year to push forward the cooperation of mutual benefit.

    Ziari said the well-organized Olympic Games impressed him and demonstrated what China had achieved in its reform and opening-up drive. The Algerian parliament would further exchanges with the NPC.

Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), met on Monday with some foreign leaders here to watch the Beijing Olympic Games.

Wu Bangguo (R), chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), meets with Kono Yohei, speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan's Diet, in Beijing, China, Aug. 18, 2008. Kono Yohei is here to watch the Beijing Olympic Games. (Xinhua Photo)

    When meeting with Kono Yohei, speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan's Diet, Wu said Sino-Japanese relations were at a new start in history and had great potential for further development.

    He recalled the Japanese trip by Chinese leader Hu Jintao in May which outlined the future development of the bilateral ties.

    He said the NPC would promote cooperation with the Japanese house of representatives through the regular exchange mechanism to push forward the strategic and reciprocal relations between the two countries.

    Wu expressed gratitude for Japan's support to the Beijing Games.

    Kono said the Japanese house would play a positive role in upgrading the relationship between the two countries.

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