VIENNA, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's envoys on Thursday praised relations between China and Austria, as well as the role Vienna is playing in the global governance.
At the reception celebrating the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, Li Xiaosi the China's Ambassador to Austria said currently the Sino-Austrian relations are developing smoothly. Since the year, more than 10 leaders from China's central and local governments and parliament have paid visits to Austria. And the Austrian leaders, including former president of Austria Heinz Fischer, also visited China.
According to the estimates by China, from January to July of the year, trade volume between China and Austria reached 4.53 billion U.S. dollars, an increase of 7.8 percent year-on-year.
And not long ago, the China-Austria Business Cooperation Fair was held in south China's Guangdong province, with more than 40 Austrian enterprises, associations and organizations seeking cooperative opportunities along with some 120 Chinese enterprises.
The ambassador also mentioned active and fruitful exchanges in culture, education and tourism in addition to trade.
The ambassador said that the Communist Party of China will hold its 19th National Congress on Oct. 18, which will give a clear guidance on China's efforts to build a well-off society in all-round way and deepen the socialist modernization.
China's Ambassador to UN and other international organizations in Vienna, Shi Zhongjun, said being one of the center stages of multilateral diplomacy, Vienna plays a key role in global governance.
With the world undergoing changes, the multilateral diplomacy here is becoming more active and deepened, said the ambassador.
He said China will continuously and actively play its role in Vienna multilateral affairs and the Permanent Mission is ready to strengthen consultation and cooperation with UNOV, the Vienna-based international organizations and permanent missions of member states, to promote the multilateral agenda and enlarge common interests.