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Xi's visit to Hungary concludes with elevation of bilateral ties

2024-05-12 10:11 Last Updated At:10:37

Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Hungary from Wednesday to Friday concluded with the elevation of bilateral relations to a new level.

The two countries decided Thursday to elevate bilateral relations to an all-weather comprehensive strategic partnership for the new era.

The decision was announced during the talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan arrived in Budapest on Wednesday and were warmly welcomed by Prime Minister Orban and his wife Aniko Levai.

At the airport, Xi received a bouquet from Olah Tamara, a university student who had also presented flowers to Xi, then Chinese vice president, 15 years ago during his official visit to Hungary .

People from all walks of life lined the street to welcome Xi in Budapest, waving national flags of both countries.

On Thursday, Hungarian President Tamas Sulyok, together with Prime Minister Orban, held a welcome ceremony for Xi at the Buda Castle.

After the ceremony, Xi held talks with Sulyok and Orban respectively.

Xi expressed his readiness to work with Sulyok to carry forward the traditional friendship, deepen political mutual trust, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation, and steer the China-Hungary relationship to higher levels when holding talks with the Hungarian President.

The bilateral relationship has stood the test of the changing international landscape and continued to grow in depth from a friendship across the continent, to a friendly and cooperative partnership and then to a comprehensive strategic partnership, Xi said.

During the talks with Orban, Xi said that China and Hungary set a good example for fostering a new type of international relations with their comprehensive strategic partnership maintaining high-level development, characterized by deepening political trust, and fruitful cooperation across diverse fields.

"I got to know Mr. Prime Minister in 2009, and now 15 years later, we are old friends," Xi said in his talks with Orban.

After the talks, Xi and Orban jointly met the press and witnessed the exchange of 18 cooperation documents, covering areas such as trade, agriculture and green development.

Xi attended a welcome banquet hosted by Orban on Thursday night.

"Standing at the new historical starting point of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Hungary, Prime Minister Orban and I have decided to elevate the bilateral relations to an all-weather comprehensive strategic partnership for the new era and open a new chapter in our exchanges and cooperation," Xi said at the banquet.

Orban held a farewell event for Xi around noon on Friday, and then together with Levai saw off Xi and Peng at the airport.

Xi's visit to Hungary concludes with elevation of bilateral ties

Xi's visit to Hungary concludes with elevation of bilateral ties

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China to attend 9th Global Review of Aid for Trade

2024-06-21 12:18 Last Updated At:12:37

China will attend the upcoming Global Review of Aid for Trade in Geneva, Switzerland from June 26 to 28, according to an official with the Ministry of Commerce on Thursday.

Under the theme of "Mainstreaming Trade", the conference will be held at the WTO’s headquarters in Geneva, focusing on three key areas: food security, digital connectivity, and maximizing the role of trade.

"During the conference, China will engage in several high-level events to elaborate on its efforts to enhance trade capabilities of developing countries, especially the least developed ones. China will also hold a sub-session focused on food security, marking its inaugural session during the Global Review of Aid for Trade. The session will showcase vivid examples from China's foreign aid projects in rice and mushroom cultivation technologies, highlighting its efforts and contributions to addressing food security challenges in other developing countries," said He Yadong, spokesman of the ministry, at a regular press conference in Beijing when providing further details on China's participation.

In recent years, China has actively pursued Global Development Initiatives, engaging in aid for trade through South-South cooperation. These efforts included trade-related infrastructure development, technical assistance, and capacity building, aiming to enhance the trade capabilities of participating countries, support their economic and social development goals and foster a community with a shared future for mankind, according to the official.

China to attend 9th Global Review of Aid for Trade

China to attend 9th Global Review of Aid for Trade

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