World famous city --- Austria’s capital city Vienna, Chinese President Hu Jintao went to Austria for a state visit. Vienna witnesses the precious friendship between China and Austria once again. President Hu Jintao visited Austria at the 40th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, which is a significant milestone for both countries especially during the anniversary celebrations. October 31st, President Fischer delivered a welcome speech at the opening ceremony.
President Hu Jintao met with Austrian President Heinz Fischer during the conference. The two leaders exchanged views and common concerns on bilateral relations and reached important consensus.
President Hu said China and Austria relationship has maintained good momentum. Frequent visits among the two countries’ leaders and deepening cooperation in bilateral trade, foreign investment, technology and culture exchanges greatly achieved fruitful results. China has become Austria's largest trading partner outside Europe. Both countries also maintained sound communication and coordination in the UN related and other international affairs.
President Fischer said that President Hu Jintao pays a state visit to Austria at the 40th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, marking a new height in the bilateral relationship. In the past 40 years, Austria and China kept good friendship and partnership. Austria is extremely satisfied with the current relationship development status.
President Hu stressed that China attaches great importance to developing relations with Austria, the Austrian is willing to work together to enhance the friendly cooperative relations to a higher level, he also made four proposals for future improvements.
President Fischer fully agreed with President Hu’s proposals and said that Austria is ready to work with China to maintain close contact and exchanges, expand economic and trade cooperation, promote mutual investment, especially discover Eastern European and Asian markets given the geographic advantages. Austria fully supports China's full market economy status and hopes to strengthen bilateral cultural, technological and tourism cooperation in multiple dimensional international society.
Prior to the conference, President Hu attended a welcoming ceremony organized by President Fischer. After the conference, both leaders and other officials attended the signing ceremony of cooperation agreements between the two countries, then jointly met with reporters.
In Austria, President Hu Jintao visited the Austrian National Library and came to a farm with his wife and Mr. and Mrs. Fischer. Some famous Austrian national musicians performed country music and made cozy aspects for all guests.
President Hu Jintao also visited Mozart's residence. As a special gift to Chinese friend, an 8-year-old girl played Mozart’s violin for a few wonderful songs …
In Salzburg, Mozart's music is everywhere; the friendship between China and Austria will continue and only become better and deeper.