Chinese VP meets Venezuelan top legislator on parliamentary co-op, bilateral ties
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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L) meets with Cilia Flores, president of Venezuela's National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 18, 2009. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)
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    CARACAS, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met here with President of Venezuela's National Assembly Cilia Flores. Both leaders have expressed willingness to further cooperation between the two parliaments, and enhance Sino-Venezuelan ties.

    Xi thanked the Venezuelan National Assembly for its condolences to the Chinese people during the Sichuan earthquake last year.

    He also noted that under the care of leaders from both countries and through the joint efforts by both sides, Sino-Venezuelan relations have entered a new phase of fast and comprehensive development, and the two countries have deepened their mutual political trust, enhanced pragmatic cooperation in various fields, promoted cultural exchanges, and kept close exchanges and coordination on international issues.

    Xi said that China is willing to work with Venezuela to maintain high-level exchanges between the two governments, parliaments and ruling parties, continue to strengthen the mutually-beneficial cooperation in various fields, and further enrich bilateral strategic relations.

    Flores said that currently bilateral relationship is at its best time in history. Venezuela admires China's achievements and is willing to learn from its experiences.

    The Venezuelan National Assembly will provide legal guarantees for the mutually-beneficial cooperation treaties that the Venezuelan government signs with the Chinese government, and will try to enhance the exchanges between the two governments, parliaments, parties and other social groups, he said.

Editor: Fang Yang
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