‘China will never close its door’

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President Xi Jinping addresses the two houses of Spanish parliament, the Senate and the Congress of Deputies, in Madrid, Spain, Nov 28, 2018.[Photo/Xinhua]

China and Spain should enhance the connection of developmental strategies and jointly build the Belt and Road, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.

Xi made the remark while addressing the Senate and the Congress of Deputies of Spain during his ongoing state visit.

China would like to maintain high-level exchanges with Spain and for the nations to continue to support each other’s core interests and major concerns, Xi said, adding that they should uphold the right direction in bilateral relations.

Noting that this year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up, Xi said that China and Spain have upheld developmental paths that fit their own situations in the past four decades and have achieved national prosperity and social progress.

China will never close its door, but open it wider and wider, Xi said.

Spain is also taking measures to make progress and deepen reform, Xi said, adding that the development of China-Spain relations is facing new opportunities.

The two countries should enhance people-to-people exchanges and strengthen communication on international affairs, Xi said.

The Spanish Senate and Congress of Deputies can play an important role in boosting China-Spain political mutual trust and deepening the friendship of the people, Xi said, adding that China attaches great importance to exchanges with the two houses of Spain’s legislature.

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