Monday, March 26, 2007

China appreciates Romania's adherence to one-China policy

China's top legislator Wu Bangguo said on Monday that China appreciated Romania's consistent adherence to the one-China policy.

"The Taiwan issue is a sensitive issue related to China's sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as the feelings of 1.3 billion Chinese people," said Wu while meeting with President of Romanian Chamber of Deputies Bogdan Olteanu.

Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), spoke highly of China-Romania cooperation, which has undergone smooth development since the two countries forged diplomatic relations 58 years ago.

The two countries have carried out pragmatic cooperation in various fields, said Wu, highlighting bilateral trade growth.

China-Romania trade hit 6.3 billion U.S. dollars in 2006.

Wu said parliamentary exchanges play a unique role in facilitating nation-to-nation relations, adding that Olteanu's visit will further expand and deepen exchanges between the NPC and the Romanian parliament.

China owns another friend in the European Union after Romania joined the EU on Jan. 1, said Wu.

Olteanu said Romania will become a bridge between China and the EU.

The political parties in Romania have consensus in developing Romania-China relations, said Olteanu, whose China visit started on Sunday and is scheduled to last till April 1.

Source: Xinhua

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