Wu Bangguo (L), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's
National People's Congress, meets with Abdelaziz Ziari, Speaker of the Algerian
National Assembly, in Algiers, Algeria, on Nov. 4, 2008.
ALGIERS, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Visiting top Chinese legislator Wu Bangguo held
talks Wednesday with Abdelaziz Ziari, speaker of the Algerian National Assembly,
on issues of common concern and they agreed to boost bilateral relations and
cement cooperation between the two parliaments.
China and Algeria always handle the bilateral relations from a strategic
perspective, said Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National
People's Congress (NPC), highlighting that the relations have endured the test
of time since the two countries established diplomatic relations 50 years ago.
Wu expressed his appreciation of Algeria's adherence to the one-China
policy, noting that China respects the choice Algerian people have made on path
to develop their own nation.
China feels satisfied with the current bilateral cooperation especially
with the two-way collaboration at multilateral occasions on issues of UN reform,
human rights and anti-terrorism, he said.
Wu offered a four-point proposal to promote China-Algeria relations:
firstly, maintain high-level exchange and increase political mutual trust;
secondly, expand the substantial cooperation especially in infrastructure,
agriculture and energy for mutual benefit; thirdly, intensify the exchange on
humanitarian issues to carry out the traditional friendship; and lastly,
strengthen coordination with an aim to safeguard the common interests.
Ziari, for his part, called Wu's visit to Algeria "a big event "for the
bilateral relations and "a symbol" marking a higher level of the
The speaker agreed with Wu's views on the bilateral relations and recalled
the fact that China was the first non-Arab country who recognized Algeria's
independence and forged the diplomatic relations with it, while expressing his
gratitude to China's assistance to Algeria's national development.
Wu Bangguo(2nd L, front), chairman of the Standing Committee of
China's National People's Congress, and Abdelaziz Ziari (2nd R, front), Speaker
of the Algerian National Assembly, sign on a memorandum on the exchange and
cooperation between the top legislatures of China and Algeria in Algiers,
Algeria, on Nov. 4, 2008.
Algeria and China shared a solid foundation to foster ties and Algeria
would unswervingly support China's constructive role on world affairs and make
joint efforts with China to transfer the political will of developing ties into
real actions so as to enrich the bilateral cooperation and enhance the strategic
and cooperative ties, Ziari said.
On the inter-parliament cooperation, Wu said one of his main purposes of
the visit is to further promote the friendly relations between the two
parliaments and push forward the cooperation among the various special
inter-parliamentary committees and friendly groups.
Ziari highlighted the commitment of the Algerian National Assembly to
promoting the friendly relations with the NPC, calling on the two sides to boost
cooperation so as to inject new vitality into the bilateral cooperation.
The two parliament leaders also signed a memorandum on the
inter-parliamentary cooperation after the talks.
Wu, who is on the first leg of his five-nation Africa tour, also met with
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the day. Wu spoke highly of the
bilateral relations, saying the ties between the two nations are "in their best
Wu said the good political relations should work effectively to promote the
development of the trade cooperation, pledging that China would make concerted
efforts with Algeria to step up cooperation with mutual benefit and give a fully
play to the two business communities especially on some big projects which could
help push forward the overall development.
Wu Bangguo (L, front), chairman of the Standing Committee of
China's National People's Congress, meets with Algerian President Abdelaziz
Bouteflika in Algiers, Algeria, on Nov. 4, 2008.
The Chinese government would encourage Chinese enterprises with good
reputation to start their business and invest in Algeria, and it also welcomes
Algerian companies to further their investment, Wu told Bouteflika.
Echoing Wu's views, Bouteflika said China is a sincere friend of Algeria,
noting that the North African country expects to work closely with China and
hopes to see more Chinese enterprises to invest in Algeria.
Algeria and China should work together on such fields as energy and
resource, infrastructure and telecommunication, the president added.
The two leaders also called on the concerned parties of the China-Africa
Cooperation Forum to strengthen their cooperation to further carry out the
agreements inked at the Beijing Summit and focus on the next-phase cooperation
at an early date.
ALGIERS, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislator Wu Bangguo arrived in
Algiers on Monday afternoon on a three-day official visit to Algeria.
During an informal meeting at the airport with Abdelaziz Ziari, Speaker of
the Algerian National Assembly, Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of
China's National People's Congress, highlighted the progress of bilateral
relations in recent years, saying he felt especially delighted to visit Algeria
at the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.
Abdelaziz Ziari (R), Speaker of Algeria's National Assembly, greets
Wu Bangguo (L), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's
Congress, at an airport in Algiers, capital of Algeria, on Nov. 3,
Wu Bangguo (R Front), chairman of the Standing Committee of
China's National People's Congress, is presented with flowers upon his arrival
at an airport in Algiers, capital of Algeria, on Nov. 3,
Wu Bangguo (L, Front), chairman of the Standing Committee of
China's National People's Congress, is welcomed by Abdelaziz Ziari (R), Speaker
of Algeria's National Assembly, upon his arrival at an airport in Algiers,
capital of Algeria, on Nov. 3, 2008.
Wu Bangguo (L, front), chairman of the Standing Committee of
China's National People's Congress, shakes hands with people welcoming his
arrival at an airport in Algiers, capital of Algeria, on Nov. 3,