China will work with Australia to increase cooperation and advance the bilateral relations, said top Chinese legislator Wu Bangguo on Friday.
Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress , made the remarks in a meeting with Australian Governor-General Michael Jeffery, who was here on a visit to China for the upcoming closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.
Wu welcomed Jeffery to the Games, and congratulated Jeffery on Australian athletes' outstanding performances at the Games.
Hailing the China-Australia relations, Wu said the two nations enjoy comprehensive and important common interests, and the present bilateral ties are in the best period of history.
China treats the relations with Australia from strategic height and long-term perspective, he said, noting that China is ready to work with Australia to enhance exchanges and cooperation in various fields.
Jeffery congratulated China on the great success of the Games and on Chinese athletes for their remarkable performances.
Australia values the relations with China, and adheres to the one-China policy, he said, hoping that the two nations would increase cooperation in economy, trade, energy, environment, education and culture, so as to jointly cope with the challenges faced by humankind.