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China President Xi Jinping receives Romania PM Victor Ponta


The President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping on Tuesday received visiting Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta in Fujian hall of the Great Hall of the People, with the Chinese leader underscoring the constant positions voiced by Romania during 65 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

'Your visit concurs with the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Romania and also ten years since the setting up of the broad friendship and cooperation partnership having special significance. /.../ Over the years, the two sides have treated each other with mutual respect, sincerity, common responsibility in the face of hardship and trials. The bilateral relations have been maintained with a view to achieving stable and sound development. As regards the fundamental problems and major interests of China, Romania has constantly supported the policies for one China, permanently rendering firm support to China's position. The Chinese side highly appreciates this regard', Xi Jinping said during the talks held with the two official delegations attending.

The Chinese president recalled the visit he paid to Europe in March, on which occasion a broad consensus with the European Union leaders was reached with respect to four key elements of the Chinese-European partnership: peace, economic growth, reform, civilisation as well as mingling the two markets, China and Europe.

Ponta, in turn, said the official meetings he had in the People's Republic of China prove the extremely high level of the relations between the two countries. He stressed that the 65th anniversary of diplomatic ties represents a period of time during which Romania and China have always showed respect and friendship.

'We are watching with very much attention and admiration the efforts China is making to further develop, to apply reforms, to ensure the welfare of the entire people, the most populous in the world', he said.

The Romanian prime minister underscored the China-EU strategic partnership is an axis of peace, progress and understanding, an example for the whole humankind.

Ponta then had a meeting with Zhang Dejiang, the President of the NPC Standing Committee and a member in the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee.

The senior Chinese official welcomed the presence of the Romanian delegation in China and highlighted the efforts made by Prime Minister Ponta to deepen the relations of China and Romania in various sectors.

Ponta thanked for the extremely warm reception made the Romanian delegation in Beijing and communicated a greeting message on behalf of the Speaker of the Deputies' Chamber Valeriu Zgonea.

The Romanian governmental delegation headed by the prime minister will end their official visit to China late on Tuesday and reach Bucharest early on Wednesday.