On October 30, local time, Jia Qinglin, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, arrived in Munich, kicking off his 6-day official goodwill visit to Germany at the invitation of the German Bundesrat.
Currently, the China-Germany ties have maintained a strong momentum of development, Jia said in a written statement upon arrival. Both sides have maintained frequent high-level visits, scored a strong growth of economic and trade cooperation and notable exchanges in science, education, culture and law, and kept close consultation and coordination in international and regional affairs, said Jia.
Jia said during his visit, he will exchange in-depth views with the German leaders on furthering bilateral relations and issues of common concern, and broadly engage with German people from all walks of life to push for sustained, healthy and stable development of China-Germany strategic partnership.
Jia said that next year marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Germany. "Looking to the future, we are confident in the prospects of China-Germany relations," he added.
Vice-Chairman and Secretary-General of the National Committee of the CPPCC Qian Yunlu and other accompanying officials arrived by the same plane.
Jia arrived in Germany for an official goodwill visit after concluding visits to Greece and the Netherlands. Georg Fahrenschon, Bavarian State Minister of Finance, and other German senior officials as well as Chinese Ambassador to Germany Wu Hongbo greeted Jia at the airport.