Polish, Chinese officials sign parliamentary partnership deal
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A deal for Polish-Chinese parliamentary partnership has been signed in Warsaw by the chairman of China’s National People’s Congress and the Speaker of the lower house of the Polish parliament.
Head of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Deijang and the Speaker of Polish Parliament Marek Kuchciński. Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak.
During his visit to Warsaw, Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s unicameral parliament, will also attend an economic forum.
The forum will focus on transport infrastructure between China and Europe.
Beijing in 2013 announced its Belt and Road initiative, a USD 140 billion project which aims to expand links, boost trade ties and create infrastructure between Asia, Africa and Europe.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that Poland's location is potentially strategic to the ambitious plan.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Beata Szydło have both visited China to drum up business and boost ties.
During his visit to Poland, Zhang will also meet Szydło, Duda and the Speaker of Poland’s upper house of parliament, Stanisław Karczewski. (vb/pk)