BUCHAREST, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- Romanian Prime Minister Emil Boc met with visiting Chinese legislator Ismail Tiliwaldi on Tuesday, and the two officials pledged to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation between their countries.
Tiliwaldi, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, said bilateral relations have developed steadily since the two countries established diplomatic ties over 60 years ago.
In recent years, especially since the establishment of their comprehensive friendly cooperative partnership in 2004, the two countries have maintained frequent high-level exchanges, deepened mutual political trust, and expanded cooperation in all fields, he said.
China appreciates Romania's adherence to the one-China policy and cherishes its traditional friendship with Romania, the legislator said, adding that China is willing to make joint efforts with Romania to promote their friendship and expand pragmatic cooperation, so as to elevate bilateral relations to a new level.
Also, Tiliwaldi met with Speaker of Romania's Chamber of Deputies Roberta Anastase and Senate President Mircea Geoana on Monday.
The Romanian officials highly praised China for its great achievements in economic and social development, and congratulated China on the success of the Shanghai World Expo 2010.
They said the friendly relations between China and Romania are built on a solid foundation, and that Romania attaches great importance to developing its relations with China. Moreover, they stressed that Romania would continue to adhere to the one-China policy.
They also expressed the hope that Romania and China would further deepen mutually beneficial and pragmatic cooperation in the fields of trade, tourism, agriculture, energy, infrastructure construction and others. Romania welcomes more Chinese investment, they said.
Tiliwaldi arrived here Saturday for a five-day official goodwill visit.