Senior legislator Lu Yongxiang yesterday called for more parliamentary exchanges between China and Germany.
Lu, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), made the remarks when meeting with a delegation from the German Federal Assembly, headed by Peter Gauweiler, chairman of the Culture, Education and Policy Committee of the Federal Assembly.
Lu spoke highly of the achievements made in developing China-Germany relations as well as the sound cooperative ties between the two parliaments.
"The Chinese NPC attaches great importance to its relations with the German Federal Assembly, and hopes both sides could further cement parliamentary cooperation as well as exchanges between relevant committees," he said.
Gauweiler expressed his hope that the current China tour would help facilitate the exchanges and cooperation between the German Federal Assembly and the NPC.
(Xinhua News Agency March 12, 2007)