Chinese President Hu Jintao told German parliament members Saturday that China wants to enhance dialogue and communication with Germany to increase understanding and trust between the two countries.
In a meeting with Wolfgang Thierse, president of Germany's Federal Assembly, Hu said China is ready to expand cooperation with Germany in all fields and upgrade the bilateral strategic partnership.
Hu said despite different domestic situations and historical backgrounds, China and Germany are both countries with important influence in the world.
He said under the new situation of economic globalization and mutli-polarization, China and Germany should view bilateral ties from a global and strategic perspective. This view is in the basic interests of the two peoples and also helps promote world peace, stability and development.
Thierse said the frequent high-level visits between the two countries helped promote political trust and cooperation between the two countries.
He congratulated China on its great achievements in economic and social development during the past years and wished China great success in the future.
Thierse is the first German Federal Assembly president visiting China. He and his delegation arrived in Beijing Wednesday evening after visiting Shanghai and the Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China.
On Wednesday, Thierse met with China's top legislator Wu Bangguo. They signed a joint statement formally establishing an exchange mechanism between the two parliaments.
Thierse is scheduled to conclude his nine-day China tour on Sunday.
(Xinhua News Agency May 1, 2005)