China, Uzbekistan call for further inter-parliamentary cooperation
Friday 22 July 2011
BEIJING (English.news.cn) – China and Uzbekistan called for further cooperation between the two parliaments in an aim to step up bilateral relations.
- Wu Bangguo is currently Chairman and Party secretary of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, a position that makes him China’s chief legislator. He is also ranked second in official rankings of state and party leaders according to his qualifications in the Party.
The rapid growth of bilateral relations has generated new demands as well as opportunities for the two parliaments to foster their ties, said top legislator Wu Bangguo. Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislative body, made the remarks in his meeting with the visiting President of the Uzbek Senate Ilgizar Sabirov on Friday in Beijing. Wu urged the parliaments of the two nations to take full advantage of their legislative functions to establish solid legal foundations for the two nations to expand their pragmatic cooperation.
The parliament members of the two nations who come from different walks of life should play active roles to bridge the exchange and cooperation between the two nations and peoples, as well as promote bilateral collaboration at local levels, Wu noted.
Sabirov said Uzbekistan considers China as a reliable friend and cooperative partner and is committed to deepening the all-round and pragmatic cooperation in many fields. Sabirov also spoke positively of the efforts that the NPC has made to facilitate the establishment of China’s legal system with Chinese socialist characteristics, expressing his hope that the Uzbek Senate could learn from the successful experience the NPC has acquired during the process.