Mr Orbán said it was a great honour to receive the Chinese speaker of the house. He especially thanked him for coming to Hungary in the year when the two countries are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Hungarian-Chinese diplomatic relations.
The Prime Minister spoke about his recent visit to China, and said that the close friendship between the two nations clearly indicates the intensity of relations.
He highlighted that he looks upon Chinese businesses operating in Hungary with great respect as they make a significant contribution to Hungary’s economic performance. He added that he greatly appreciates China’s efforts in international politics.
Mr Orbán also said that he is a supporter of the Chinese President’s ambitious strategic plan to revive the silk road, and wished them all the very best with the implementation of that plan.
Li Zhanshu stressed that he greatly appreciates Hungary’s eastern opening policy which considerably promotes cooperation between the two countries. He added that Chinese-Hungarian relations have developed dynamically in the past few years. At the same time, upon Mr Orbán’s visit to China cooperation between the two countries was elevated to a new level, he said.
The Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China said he was happy to see that under Mr Orbán’s leadership society is well-organised, and the population’s living standards have improved in Hungary.