BELGRADE, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic have met respectively with a delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) headed by Zhang Chunxian, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.
During the separate meetings with the leaders on Wednesday, Zhang said the new consensus to deepen bilateral relations between China and Serbia was reached by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who made a successful visit to Serbia last year and President Nikolic, who paid a visit to China recently.
He said the two countries should fulfill the achievements through the Belt and Road Initiative and the "16+1" cooperation mechanism, so as to jointly build a community of common destiny and mutual benefit between the two countries.
Zhang said CPC is willing to deepen the exchange with political parties in Serbia, to further boost progress of the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Serbia.
Zhang also introduced the new strategies and the new concepts of governance since the 18th National Congress of the CPC.
Nikolic said China is a great friend for Serbian people and an important partner in world stage for Serbia, strengthening the cooperation with China is the priority for Serbia's foreign policy.
Serbia will boost progress of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries under any circumstances, he added.
Prime Minister Vucic stressed that pragmatic cooperation between Serbia and China achieved great progress with substantial achievements in recent years.
Serbian Progressive Party is willing to deepen the cooperation with China within the Belt and Road Initiative and the "16+1" cooperation mechanism, so that the people from both countries can enjoy the concrete benefits, added Vucic, who's also the leader of the party.
Heading the CPC delegation, Zhang started his visit to Serbia on Tuesday at the invitation of the Serbian Progressive Party. During the visit, Zhang also met on Thursday with the leader of the Socialist Party of Serbia Ivica Dacic, who also serves as the country's foreign minister.