CPC to institutionalize talks with European parties

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The Communist Party of China (CPC) will institutionalize its contact with political parties from European countries, said a senior CPC official in Tianjin Wednesday.

Li Jinjun, vice minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks at a press briefing after the conclusion of the second China-Europe High-Level Political Party Forum.

The forum, which kicked off on Monday and attracted 80 senior officials from European parties, serves as a platform for officials to exchange views.

"Chinese and European sides will make efforts to ensure the forum is held at least once a year," Li told reporters, adding that permanent contact between China-EU political parties constitute an important part of bilateral relations.

According to Li, the two sides agreed to add a session in Brussels in the second half of this year.

Martin Schulz, chair of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, spoke highly of the forum, saying the open-minded forum offered a unique experience for him to sit together with his colleagues and even political competitors.

Over 30 European political parties and party groups, such as the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, and the Union for a Popular Movement of France, sent senior leaders to attend the forum.

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