Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Chinese Vice President meets Swedish princess on Paralympic sidelines

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria on the sidelines of the Beijing Paralympics on Wednesday.

In their talks in the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing, Xi said Sino-Sweden ties had progressed steadily since the two countries forged bilateral ties in May 1950.

The increasingly stronger cooperation in various fields had brought substantial benefits to the two nations, he added.

Xi said China would like to work closely with Sweden on the basis of mutual respect, equality and shared benefits.

He briefed the princess on the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics, as well as the country's achievements in ensuring the rights and benefits of the disabled.

The princess said the frequent high-level visits between officials of the two countries in recent years had produced fruitful results.

She spoke of her dedication to philanthropic initiatives and how she would like the two countries to work more closely in this field.

She also congratulated China on its successful hosting of the Olympics and wished for an equally-wonderful Paralympics.

Source: Xinhua

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