China, Turkmenistan vow to further parliamentary exchanges
He Guoqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee met here on Friday with Akja Nurberdiyeva, chairperson of the Mejlis, or the Turkmen parliament, Xinhua reported.
He, also secretary of the CPC's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, said parliamentary exchanges constitute an important component of the bilateral ties and play a significant role in promoting cooperation in all areas and friendship between the two peoples.
He said China would like to promote parliamentary cooperation with Turkmanistan to make new contribution to the bilateral ties.
Nurberdiyeva said the main task of the Turkmen parliament is to ensure the political, economic and social development of the country, and it will promote exchanges with the Chinese National People's Congress and learn from each other so as to achieve common progress.
Also on Friday, He met with the first secretary of the political committee of the Turkmen democratic party Kasymguly Babayev. He made three-point proposal on further party-to-party exchanges -- to maintain the exchanges of the high-level visits to promote mutual understanding and trust; to exchange experience on the governance of the party and country to achieve common prosperity; to promote the contacts between the young politicians.
Babayev said the Turkmen democratic party and the CPC should enhance cooperation to contribute to the development of Turkmenistan-China ties. Turkmenistan is the last leg of He's five- nation tour. He already visited Italy, Iceland, Norway and Lithuania. He will conclude the visit to Turkmanistan and return to Beijing on Saturday.