*Estonian President Arnold Ruutel arrived in Xi`an, capital of Shaanxi Province, on Saturday noon to continue his five-day state visit to China.
The Estonian president met with Vice Governor Zhao Zhengyong of the province and visited the world-renowned terra-cotta warriors and horses, the imperial army of Qinshihuang, or the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty (211BC-207BC).
He said it was very significant to have such an experience during the tour since it made him know more about Chinese culture.
"I witnessed with my own eyes China`s rapid development during this visit, and felt that we have great potential for cooperation in the fields of the economy, science, education, culture and tourism," he said during his meeting with Vice Governor Zhao, who briefed Ruutel of the province`s social and economic situation.
Zhao said Shaanxi, as the seat of the royal court for 13 dynasties in history, is rich in tourism resources. With more than 100 universities, the province is also a major research and education bases of the country.
Shaanxi has witnessed a double digit economic growth over the last five years, and has potential prospect for development in energy, agriculture, ..................
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Ruutel began his China visit Wednesday morning when he arrived in Shanghai, at the invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao. During his stay in Beijing on Thursday and Friday, he met or held talks with Chinese leaders.
Xi`an is the third leg of Ruutel`s China tour. He will return to Beijing on Sunday and attend the 10th Anniversary Commemoration of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing on Monday.