China and EU agreed in Rome Sunday to continue their dialogue in order to strengthen the important cooperation with each other.
Hua Jianmin, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), or China's legislature, met with President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek in Rome, before attending a summit for parliament speakers of the Group of Eight (G8) and emerging economies on behalf of top Chinese legislator Wu Bangguo.
During the meeting, Hua said that as two major international forces, China and the EU to deepen mutual cooperation conforms to the fundamental interests of both sides. The NPC is willing to continue making dialogues with the European Parliament in order to strengthen the bilateral cooperation.
Hua believed that the two sides should continue enhancing Sino-EU comprehensive strategic partnership in order to have a better communication and cooperation in the international financial crisis, climate change and other aspects.
Busek said that the relation with China is very important for the EU, and the European Parliament wants to engage in frank dialogue with the NPC to promote Sino-EU cooperation in all fields.
On Saturday in Rome Hua also met with Speaker of Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament, Gianfranco Fini and Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, Hon Max Vuyisile Sisulu.