A senior official of the Communist Party of China on Monday urged both China and Spain to further promote pragmatic cooperation under the framework of the “Belt and Road” initiative.
Liu Qibao, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, is in Spain for a visit.
He met with Jesus Posada, president of the lower house of Spanish parliament on Monday.
Liu said China considers Spain as an important partner in the construction of “Belt and Road”.
Liu, also head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, said that the China-Spain relations have progressed smoothly and cooperation between the two countries in various areas have been fruitful.
That this year marks the 10th anniversary of the China-Spain comprehensive strategic partnership.
Liu said China highly values its ties with Spain and hopes to further bilateral exchanges between governments, legislative institutions, political parties and the peoples of both countries.
He said China hopes to boost economic, trade and financial investment cooperation with Spain, and lift bilateral ties to a higher level.
Posada hailed the friendly relations between both countries and between their legislative bodies, saying the Spanish side attaches high importance to and is willing to take an active part in the construction of China-proposed “Belt and Road.”