MACEDONIAN PAVILION AT EXPO 2010 IN SHANGHAI OPENED
Parliament Speaker Trajko Veljanoski formally opened Saturday Macedonia's pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai, accompanied by country's national Expo commissioner, Deputy-Economy Minister Metodij Hadzi Vaskov and members of the parliamentary group for Macedonia-China cooperation, Silvana Boneva, Cvetanka Ivanova and Xhevat Ademi.
National commissioner Hadzi Vaskov presented the pavilion, which is designed in the form of a honeycomb, interwoven with motives from urban environments and landscapes from Macedonia, complementing with Expo's motto "Better City, Better Life".
Speaker Veljanoski met with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Shanghai. The Chinese official voiced satisfaction from the excellent level of bilateral relations, characterized by friendship and mutual understanding.
"I am convinced bilateral cooperation will enhance in all fields, contributing to intensification of, primarily, economic collaboration", stressed Veljanoski.
Vice President Jinping said Macedonia's participation at Expo 2010 Shanghai demonstrated its respect towards China, which hosts this exceptionally large and significant event.
"I hope your pavilion will be a success, showing Macedonia's charm and beauties before the world public", he emphasized, adding that Macedonian and Chinese people were tied by traditional friendship, whereas relations develop in diverse areas of mutual interest.
Moreover, Veljanoski took part at the formal dinner arranged by Chinese President Hu Jintao on occasion of the Expo 2010 opening, attended by about 50 heads of state, parliament and government.