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Liu Yandong Meets with Speaker of the National Assembly László Kövér of Hungary

On June 19, 2017 local time, Vice Premier Liu Yandong met in Budapest with Speaker of the National Assembly László Kövér of Hungary.

Liu Yandong expressed that with the attention and promotion of leaders of both countries, China-Hungary relations have stepped into the best period in history these years. China appreciates the Hungarian government for firmly pursuing friendly policies toward China, and respecting China's core interests and major concerns. China regards Hungary as a good friend in the European Union and an important cooperation partner in Central and Eastern Europe. Attaching importance to developing China-Hungary relations, China is willing to work with the Hungarian side to firmly seize the general direction of the development of bilateral relations, continuously enhance understanding and mutual trust, deeply explore potential, expand practical cooperation in various fields, deepen exchanges and cooperation in people-to-people and cultural areas including education, culture, science, technology, health and tourism, so as to enrich the connotation of China-Hungary comprehensive strategic partnership. It is hoped that legislative institutions between both countries could strengthen friendly exchanges, boost bilateral regional and non-governmental communication, so as to consolidate the public opinion and social foundation for the development of bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields and to create sound environment. China hopes all walks of life in Hungary to continuously play constructive roles in advancing the development of China-EU relations and cooperation between China and Central and Eastern Europe.

László Kövér asked Liu Yandong to convey his greetings and gratitude to Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang, and said that his visit to China not long ago achieved great success. He is glad to jointly attend related activities of the 3rd China-Central and Eastern European Countries Health Ministers' Forum. The friendship between both countries has a long history, with huge cooperation potential for bilateral cooperation and broad prospects. The National Assembly of Hungary pays high importance to China, and hopes to enhance friendly exchanges between the two legislative institutions and special committees, so as to play positive roles in enhancing the docking of bilateral development strategies and deepening practical cooperation in various fields under the frameworks of the "Belt and Road" as well as the "16+1" cooperation.

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