|Zhang Dejiang (R), chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, shakes hands with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen during their meeting in Beijing, capital of China, April 9, 2013. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
BEIJING, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Top Chinese legislator Zhang Dejiang met with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Chairman of the State Great Hural of Mongolia Zandaakhuu Enkhbold, respectively, on Tuesday.
During his meeting with Hun Sen, Zhang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), said China values its traditional friendship with Cambodia and attaches great importance to developing relations with Cambodia.
He said China is willing to promote the further development of the comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation between the two countries and bring greater benefits to the two peoples this year, which marks the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two sides and is the "China-Cambodia Friendship Year."
He noted that the NPC underscores communication and cooperation with the Cambodian parliament and senate and is willing to promote closer cooperative ties between the two countries' legislative organs.
Noting that Cambodia and China enjoy a sincere friendship and close relationship, Hun Sen said Cambodia will continue to firmly follow the one-China policy.
He also said Cambodia hopes to enhance communication and cooperation with China in all fields.
Zhang said during his meeting with Enkhbold that China-Mongolia development currently faces new opportunities and China is willing to work with Mongolia to boost mutual respect, take care of each other's major interests and concerns, increase political trust and deepen pragmatic cooperation in various fields to upgrade the two countries' strategic partnership.
He said the NPC will continue to expand communication and cooperation with the State Great Hural of Mongolia and make contributions toward promoting the friendship between the two countries and two peoples.
Enkhbold said China's rapid development provides Mongolia and other countries in the region with great opportunities.
He also voiced a willingness to deepen communication and cooperation between the State Great Hural of Mongolia and the NPC.