Moldovan President Igor Dodon shakes hands with Zhang Chunxian, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, during their meeting in Chisinau, Moldova, on April 6, 2017. Moldovan President Igor Dodon and Prime Minister Pavel Filip met on Thursday and Friday respectively with a delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) headed by Zhang Chunxian, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. (Xinhua/Chen Jin)
CHISINAU, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Moldovan President Igor Dodon and Prime Minister Pavel Filip met on Thursday and Friday respectively with a delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) headed by Zhang Chunxian, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.
Zhang said this year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Moldova, and the consensus of the top leaders of the two countries has provided political leadership and injected powerful driving force for the development of bilateral ties.
He said the CPC is willing to deepen the exchange with political parties in Moldova. According to Zhang, under the new situation, the two sides should jointly grasp the major opportunity offered by the Belt and Road Initiative to deepen the pragmatic cooperation and to play an important role in promoting the stable and healthy development of the bilateral relations.
Zhang also introduced the new strategies and the new concepts of governance since the 18th National Congress of the CPC.
Dodon and Filip said Moldova attaches great importance to developing relations with China and admires the remarkable achievements in economic and social developments made by China since the 18th CPC National Congress. And all the political parties in Moldova are friendly to China and hope to further strengthen exchanges with the CPC.
According to the Moldovan leaders, Moldova and China share strong economic complementarities and enjoy promising prospects of cooperation. They said Moldova will actively participate in the Belt and Road Initiative and welcomes more and more Chinese enterprises to invest in Moldova, to participate in the construction of agriculture, infrastructure and other fields in Moldova.
Heading the CPC delegation, Zhang started his visit to Moldova on Thursday at the invitation of the Democratic Party of Moldova. During the visit, Zhang also met with Democratic Party leader Vlad Plahotniuc, as well as Communist Party leader Vladimir Voronin, exchanging views on the deepening of inter-party cooperation.