China, S. Korea pledge to lift strategic cooperative partnership to new high

Updated: 2015-06-13 17:00


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China, S. Korea pledge to lift strategic cooperative partnership to new high

Zhang Dejiang (L), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, meets with Moon Jae-in, chief of the South Korean New Politics Alliance for Democracy, in Seoul, South Korea, June 11, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Zhang also met with Chung on parliamentary exchanges and cooperation on Thursday.

Zhang said China's NPC and South Korea's National Assembly have continuously upgraded the level of cooperation, deepened friendship and enhanced mutual trust through interaction at various levels.

The two sides regularly exchange experience in the rule of law, economic construction and the improvement of people's livelihood. They have also speeded up the approval of legal documents on bilateral cooperation, to provide legal guarantee for promoting bilateral economic and trade cooperation, and to consolidate the social and public opinion basis for cooperation herein, he said.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory by the Chinese People in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression as well as the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Korean Peninsula from Japan's colonial rule, Zhang said, calling on the two countries to strengthen mutual support and commemorate these events together so as to remember history, look forward to the future, and maintain peace and stability.

For his part, Chung said that South Korea admires the great achievements China has made in its development.

Totally agreeing with Zhang's proposal for advancing cooperation between the legislative bodies of the two countries, Chung said both sides should expand exchanges, raise cooperation quality, strengthen friendly contact between lawmakers based on mutual understanding in order to make contributions to the development of bilateral ties.