Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), addresses a special session of the Serbian parliament in Serbia, July 17, 2017. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
The Chinese top legislator also addressed a special session of the Serbian parliament, in which he called for further efforts to lift the bilateral ties to a higher level.
During his stay in Serbia, Zhang also paid homage to the three Chinese journalists killed in the NATO bombing of the Chinese embassy in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in May 1999. He also visited a steel mill and a power station, and met with a group of Serbian lawmakers.