Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), met the visiting International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge who was invited to attend celebrating activities of the one-year count-down for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing on August 8.
Wu said that the IOC had made important contributions to international sports development, peace-keeping of the world and improvement of friendship among people all over the world.
Wu expressed gratitude to Rogge and the IOC for the strong support and suggestions they had provided to the preparations for the Beijing Olympic Games since the city was awarded the hosting right.
China will fulfill its promise and provide sound service to the Olympic family and the Olympic audience, said Wu.
Rogge said that it is of great importance to have Olympic Games held in the most populous country in the world.
Rogge hailed the preparations of the Beijng Olympic Games and expressed his strong belief that it will be a very exciting Games.
Liu Qi, president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympics (BOCOG) and Chen Zhili, first vice president of the BOCOG, was also present at the meeting.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge speaks during the banquet in Beijing, capital of China on Aug. 7, 2007. Rogge hosted a banquet Tuesday to deliver thanks to the sponsor enterprises for the 2008 Olympic Games on behalf of IOC.(Xinhua Photo)