Top Chinese political advisor meets Dutch parliament leader

BEIJING, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) — Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng held a meeting with visiting president of the First Chamber of the Dutch parliament Ankie Broekers-Knol here on Thursday to promote bilateral understanding.

Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), told the Dutch guests that China attaches high importance to relations with the Netherlands and is ready to enhance exchanges with the country in various fields.

The Netherlands is an important partner of China in the European Union, Yu said, noting bilateral cooperation has strong growth.

Yu called on the CPPCC and the First Chamber of the Dutch parliament to further mutual contact and understanding in order to promote greater development of Sino-Dutch ties, according to an official press release.

Impressed by her China tour, Broekers-Knol said she is willing to promote ties between the First Chamber of the Dutch parliament and the CPPCC so as to maintain the common interests of the Netherlands and China and, jointly deal with challenges.

Top legislator Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), held a meeting with Broekers-Knol on Monday.

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