Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National
People's Congress (NPC), meets with President Jorge Pizzaro of the Latin
American Parliament (Parlatino) in Beijing on July 17, 2009..(Xinhua/Rao
BEIJING, July 17 (Xinhua) -- China's top lawmaker Wu Bangguo met with
President Jorge Pizzaro of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) here on
Friday, vowing to further step up China's parliamentary exchanges with Latin
Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress
(NPC), China's top legislature, said China and Latin American countries had
carried out remarkable cooperation in trade, culture, education and
As developing countries, China and nations of Latin America shared
increasing interests in the development of economic globalization and
multi-literalism, he said.
"China always deals with its relations with Latin America from a strategic
height," said Wu.
China was ready to cooperate closely with Latin America to explore
cooperation, jointly face up to challenges, and strengthen cooperation.
Calling the Parlatino the most important and representative
inter-parliamentary organ in the Latin American and Caribbean region, Wu said
China's NPC valued relations with the Parlatino, and was willing to expand
exchanges and cooperation.
Pizzaro said China played an increasingly important role in the world, and
the Parlatino hoped to expand friendly exchanges with the Chinese NPC and
contribute to closer relations between Latin America and