Chinese top legislator meets Cyprus House Speaker

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Zhang Dejiang (R), chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, meets with Cyprus' House Speaker Demetris Syllouris in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 23, 2017. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)

BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang met with Cyprus' House Speaker Demetris Syllouris on Thursday, agreeing to maintain friendly exchanges between the two legislative institutions.

Zhang, chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, said China will work with Cyprus to implement the consensus reached between the two heads of state in 2015 to increase mutual trust and win-win cooperation.

Zhang briefed the Cypriot delegation about the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China which was held last month.

Syllouris said he hoped the goals set at the congress will be achieved at an early date. He said Cyprus upholds the one-China policy and is willing to translate the traditional friendship between the two countries into momentum for practical cooperation. 

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, meets with Cyprus' House Speaker Demetris Syllouris in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 23, 2017. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)