LISBON: Guo Shengkun, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Central Committee has highlighted the significance of increasing the level of cooperation on law enforcement and security with Portugal.

Guo said in a meeting with Augusto Santos Silva, acting Portuguese Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, that the frequent exchange of visits by leaders of both the countries reflects the increasing level of China-Portugal relations and infuse new motivation into the growth of bilateral ties.

Guo reminded that the current year symbolizes the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between China and Portugal. China is ready to take the opportunity to work together with Portugal to implement the significant agreement signed by the leaders of the two countries.

Guo also said that China is to strengthen the cooperation in economy and trade, education, science and technology as well as the joint building of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Guo said the two sides should strengthen communication and management under the framework of China-European Union (EU) cooperation and multilateral institutions to endorse the long-term healthy and stable development of China-EU relations, and jointly safeguard multilateralism and free trade.

The acting prime minister welcomed Guo’s visit and greatly admired the productive effects of the exchanges and support between Portugal and China in various fields.

Silva said Portugal is keen to work together with China to continue to tap the potential for practical cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, law enforcement and security, strengthen coordination in international affairs and encourage the continuous development of Europe-China and Portugal-China relations.

Source: Xinhua News Agency