Ambassador Li Chao hosted reception for Estonia-China Parliamentary Group
2018/06/08

On 29th May, Chinese Ambassador Li Chao hosted a reception for Estonia-China Parliamentary Group of the Riigikogu in his residence.

In his speech, Ambassador Li overviewed the state of play of the bilateral relationship between China and Estonia with focus on mutually beneficial cooperation in trade, investment, culture, education and so on. He said Estonia is an important partner for China in the European Union and the Baltic region. “China has attached great importance to the relations with Estonia and our two countries have made many achievements together at bilateral level and within the format of the Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (or 16+1 Cooperation). The cooperation in the Belt and Road Initiative is also taking off smoothly“, the Ambassador noted. He said Chinese and Estonian economies have individual strength and China is ready to bring the mutually beneficial cooperation to the next level with the spirit of equality, mutual respect and win-win cooperation. The Ambassador thanked the MPs for their support in promoting friendship and cooperation between China and Estonia. He hoped the Riigikogu will strengthen its contacts with National People’s Congress of China in order to play a more constructive role in developing the friendly cooperation relationship between China and Estonia.

On behalf of the MPs of the parliamentary group, Ms Helmen Kütt gave short remarks. She said the Estonia-China Parliamentary Group has been one of the largest parliamentary group in the Riigikogu for many years. The group members value the friendship between Estonia and China and are satisfied with the mutually beneficial cooperation. “I can assure you that the parliamentary group will continue supporting the sound development of our bilateral relations. The group members look forward to building more active contacts with our colleagues in the National People’s Congress. We will also encourage our local authorities to develop closer cooperation with their Chinese counterparts“, the chairwoman said.

During the event, the Ambassador exchanged views with members of the group on topics of common interest. The musicians invited played several pieces of traditional Chinese melodies with Guzheng, Hulusi and Xun, traditional Chinese musical instruments.

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