China’s top legislator meets El Salvador’s president

BEIJING, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) — China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu met with El Salvador’s President Salvador Sanchez Ceren on Friday, with both sides pledging efforts on strengthening exchanges and cooperation in various fields.

Urging the two countries to consolidate the political foundation of bilateral relations, Li, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), expressed the hope of strengthening cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative, to bring benefits to the two peoples.

“The NPC is ready to enhance exchanges with El Salvador in various sectors, as a way of promoting mutual understanding and the formation of broad social consensus underpinning China-El Salvador friendship,” Li said.

Echoing Li’s remarks, Sanchez said that the country will adhere to the one-China principle, take an active part in jointly promoting the Belt and Road Initiative with the Chinese side, and shore up bilateral exchanges and cooperation in legislature and other sectors.

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