Chinese Top Legislator Li Zhanshu on Monday met with Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandrokovic in Beijing, calling for strengthening exchanges between the two Countries legislative bodies.

Chairman Li of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), welcomed Jandrokovic to attend the Second China International Import Expo.

Hailing Croatia as an important cooperation partner within the European Union and the central and eastern European region, Li called on the two sides to maintain the momentum of high-level exchanges, expand pragmatic cooperation and strengthen exchanges between the two countries’ legislative bodies under the guidance of the two Heads of State.

Jandrokovic Congratulated the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and said that Croatia has always adhered to the one-China principle and supports and participates in the construction of the Belt & Road as well as the cooperation between Central & Eastern European Countries and China.

Croatia is willing to work with China and play a constructive role in promoting EU-China relations and cooperation between Central and Eastern European Countries and China, Jandrokovic said.