Hua Jianmin (R), vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, meets with Sachin Pilot, a member of the Lok Sabha (House of the People) of the Indian National Congress, in Beijing, capital of China, June 30, 2008. (Xinhua/Gao Jie)
Hua Jianmin, a senior Chinese legislator, said on Monday that China and India, two largest developing nations, share broad common interests.
Hua, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, said in a meeting with Sachin Pilot, a member of the Lok Sabha (House of the People) of the Indian National Congress, "The friendship between China and India is beneficial to both countries and Asia and the world at large."
Hua appreciated India's stance of adhering to the one China policy.
Pilot said India was ready to work with China to take advantage of parliamentary, political party and non-government exchanges to expand and promote the cooperation in such fields as energy, poverty alleviation, agriculture and infrastructure construction.
He said he believed the Beijing Olympic Games would be a great success.
Pilot is heading a delegation of young Indian members of parliament at the invitation of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.
(Xinhua News Agency July 1, 2008)