The closing session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 24, 2017. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)
KIEV, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine's ruling party Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) "Solidarity" highly values the domestic and international achievements by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and stands ready to deepen bilateral cooperation, a leading party official said here Friday.
In an interview with Chinese media, Maksym Savrasov, head of the secretariat of the PPB "Solidarity," said he was closely watching the 19th CPC National Congress because of China's rising influence on the global stage, and subsequently on Ukraine.
"We closely follow the developments in China. We pay close attention to the decisions made at the Congress, because they will influence the life in our country," he said.
Savrasov spoke highly of the CPC's strategic plans for the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, voicing his confidence that the plans will be realized.
"Those plans, those decisions that were adopted at the Congress, will be certainly implemented, because we have seen how accurately and correctly the previous decisions have been implemented," he said.
Savrasov noted that previous decisions have brought about a "huge economic growth" in China and led to an innovative Chinese economy.
The CPC under the leadership of general secretary of the Central Committee Xi Jinping is doing an important -- but not an easy -- job to promote China's development, Savrasov said.
"To lead such a big country is hard work, continuous work. You never belong to yourself; you always belong to the people, who delegated authority to you," he said.
Speaking on China's international leadership, Savrasov said the achievements are vividly represented by the Belt and Road Initiative, which was put forward by Xi in 2013.
"We are convinced that this global initiative has an enormous potential. Today more than 65 countries are united around this idea," or more than 60 percent of the world's population, the Ukrainian lawmaker said.
"We want to actively participate in the Belt and Road Initiative and we will promote this initiative at all levels in Ukraine," he added.
Founded in 2014, the PPB "Solidarity" is a relatively young political force and would like to adopt the best CPC practices in carrying out governance in the country, Savrasov said.
"China's experience in comprehensive planning -- economic, political, social -- would be very useful for us and currently we are closely monitoring this option," the politician said.
Savrasov recalled that when he headed the PPB "Solidarity" delegation to Beijing in spring this year, he held talks with a number of CPC officials and learned a lot about the principles of CPC activities.
"We reviewed the normative documents on the party's actions; we got acquainted with the activities of almost all the party's branches; we looked at how the work with the final voter has been established -- from the primary party cell to the international department," Savrasov said.
He emphasized that the PPB "Solidarity" is willing to further develop its ties and boost inter-party exchanges with the CPC.
"We have agreed to establish cooperation between our youth organizations. Now, we are preparing to invite a delegation of Chinese youth to Ukraine," Savrasov added.