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CPPCC Chairman Yu Zhengsheng Meets with President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela

On Sept. 23, 2013, Yu Zhengsheng, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), met at the Great Hall of the People with President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela.

Yu Zhengsheng expressed congratulations for the new Venezuelan government making a good start in the domestic and foreign policies. He said that China and Venezuela enjoy close high-level exchanges, and the two economies are highly complementary to each other. The two countries support each other in international affairs and the China-Venezuela friendship is deeply rooted in the hearts of both peoples. Venezuela enjoys huge potentials for development. China will as always treat relations with Venezuela from a strategic perspective and work with Venezuela to well plan for bilateral cooperation, to implement the consensus reached between the state leaders of the two countries, so as to push for sustained, in-depth development of China-Venezuela friendly relations. The CPPCC of China is ready to further keep close friendly exchanges with Venezuela, to strengthen the sharing of experience on state governance, in order to play a positive role in promoting the development of China-Venezuela relations.

Maduro expressed that the current visit, his first visit to China as President of Venezuela, has yielded fruitful outcomes. Venezuela will carry on the behest of the late President Hugo Chavez to expand mutually beneficial cooperation with China so as to unceasingly consolidate Venezuela-China strategic partnership of common development.

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