Senior Chinese official urges deepening of Sino-Danish ties

Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Liu Yunshan wrapped up a visit to Denmark on Thursday, calling for stronger China-Denmark ties through trust building and pragmatic cooperation.den_cn_liu

“The relationship between China and Denmark is at its best time in history,” Liu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, said at a meeting with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Wednesday, noting Denmark was among the first Western countries to establish diplomatic ties with China.

Next year marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Liu said both countries should seize the opportunity to jointly promote their comprehensive strategic partnership.

He put forward a four-point proposal, urging the two countries to enhance political trust, trade and investment cooperation, cultural and people-to-people exchanges, and coordination in multilateral forums to ensure world peace and stability.

“The two countries should intensify high-level visits and political dialogue,” Liu said. “It is hoped that Denmark will continue to respect and accommodate China’s core interests and major concerns.”

As to economic cooperation, Liu highlighted sustainable agriculture and clean energy as two priority areas, where Denmark had rich experience to share with China.

Thorning-Schmidt said the Danish government attached great importance to its friendly relations with China and their cooperation in all areas.

“We are very satisfied with the current status of our bilateral relations, and we hope to deepen our cooperation,” she said.

Read more: ECNS

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