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China's top legislator meets Spanish PM

01 Apr 2023, 02:18 GMT+10

BEIJING, March 31 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislator Zhao Leji met with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in Beijing on Friday.

Zhao, chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, said the China-Spain cooperation enjoys a solid foundation, great potential and broad prospects.

Noting that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of China-Spain diplomatic ties, as well as the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership, Zhao said efforts should be made to further enhance mutual trust and friendship, stay committed to practical cooperation and jointly maintain the steady development of China-EU relations, Zhao said.

Zhao added that China's NPC is willing to strengthen friendly exchanges with the Spanish congress, strengthen exchanges in legislation and supervision, and closely coordinate and cooperate on multilateral platforms.

For his part, Sanchez said Spain attaches great importance to developing relations with China, and firmly adheres to the one-China principle.

The Spanish side stands ready to further expand exchanges and cooperation with China in trade, investment, culture and other fields to promote the development of Spain-China and EU-China relations, Sanchez said.

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