China and Spain on Friday vowed to step up their cooperation on
hosting Olympic Games.
"It is very important for us to learn from the successful
experience of the past Olympic Games, including the wonderful 1992
Barcelona Games," Liu Qi, chairman of the Beijing Organizing
Committee of the Olympic Games (BOCOG), told visiting Spanish Crown
Prince Felipe de Borbon y Grecia.
In recent years, China and Spain have been keeping a sound
momentum of development with continuous high-level visits and
exchanges, said Liu, also member of the Political Bureau of the
Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
"In particular, the two countries have promoted bilateral ties
in politics, economy, culture and sports," Liu said.
Reviewing his visits to Barcelona for Olympic experience, Liu
said he hoped the preparation of the Beijing Olympic Games could
boost Sino-Spanish cooperation in various fields.
The recruitment and training of Beijing Olympic volunteers will
start next month, Liu said, adding young people from Spain and
other countries are welcomed.
Spanish Crown Prince Felipe de Borbon y Grecia said the progress
in the preparation of the Beijing Olympic Games is
Spain would like to share the successful experience on holding
the Games with China, he said.
The Spanish Crown Prince is on an official visit to China at the
invitation of Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong.
(Xinhua News Agency July 15, 2006)