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Reception for the 45th Anniversary of the Establishment of China-Netherlands Diplomatic Relations at Ambassadorial Level Held in Beijing

Time:2017-11-22Editor:Wang FanResource:Department of European and Asian AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

On November 22nd, the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in China jointly held a reception for the 45th anniversary of China-Netherlands diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level in Beijing. Ms Lin Wenyi, Vice Chairperson of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC), Mr Ed Kronenburg, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to China, Mr Tian Jie, Deputy Director General of the Committee for Handling Proposals of the CPPCC, Mr Wang Chao, Vice Foreign Minister, Mr Song Jingwu, Vice President of the CPAFFC, together with around 120 guests from the International Liaison Department of the CCCPC, the CPPCC, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Academy of Military Sciences of the PLA, diplomats from the Netherlands and representatives from all sectors attended the reception. Vice President Song Jingwu and Ambassador Ed Kronenburg delivered speeches.

 

Vice President Song Jingwu said in his speech that since China and the Netherlands established diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level, bilateral relations has enjoyed steady progress with concrete fruits in the fields of economics and trade, science and technology, and people to people exchanges. China is willing to, on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, further strengthen substantive cooperation in all fields and facilitate a steady development of the open and pragmatic comprehensive partnership between China and the Netherlands in the high level.

 

Ambassador Ed Kronenburg reviewed the development of Netherlands-China relations in the 45 years and said that Netherlands is ready to work with China to forge a closer relationship under the framework of the “Belt and Road” Initiative.

On the reception, Vice Chairperson Lin Wenyi Ambassador Ed Kronenburg, Vice Foreign Minister Wang Chao,Vice President Song Jingwu and Deputy Head of Mission of Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Bas Pulles unveiled the commemorative envelop and jointly cut the cake for the 45th anniversary. Artists from the Netherlands brought Guqin and Piano performances for the audience.

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