|Zhang Dejiang Meets with President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine|
On 5 December 2013, Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, met at the Great Hall of the People with President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine.
Zhang Dejiang said that China-Ukraine friendship has a long history and the traditional friendship between the two peoples has laid a solid social foundation for the development of bilateral relations. In recent years, China-Ukraine relations have enjoyed healthy and stable development with fruitful practical cooperation. It is believed that Mr. President's current visit will strongly promote more comprehensive and in-depth development of China-Ukraine strategic partnership. The NPC of China is ready to strengthen friendly relations with the Supreme Council of Ukraine, to leverage the unique role of parliamentary exchanges in state-to-state relations and to push for the implementation of the important consensus reached between the two heads of state during the current meeting, so as to create a sound legal environment for and to make positive contributions to China-Ukraine relations achieving new greater development.
Yanukovych expressed that Ukraine admires China's development achievements and is committed to strengthening bilateral cooperation in all fields so as to unceasingly enrich the contents of Ukraine-China strategic partnership. Hope the Parliaments of the two countries will further keep close exchanges and cooperation to provide legal guarantee for positive and healthy development of Ukraine-China relations.