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Li Keqiang Meets with Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Reynders
2012-06-14 02:23

On June 14, 2012, Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang met with Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs Didier Reynders in Ziguangge, Zhongnanhai.

Li said currently China-Belgium relations have been developing well. The two countries should forge ahead with innovation and further promote substantial cooperation in the face of a complicated international situation and the difficult and tortuous process of world economic recovery, said Li. He said the two sides should actively expand cooperation in areas related to two-way investment, urbanization, high-tech, energy conservation, environmental protection and finance, share technologies and expand market to achieve win-win results. He noted the two sides should give full play to the advantageous location of Belgium as capital of Europe, deepen humanities cooperation and expand exchanges between think tanks and academics in order to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between Europe and China.

Li said China and Europe are important cooperative partners for each other. China believes that the EU is capable of building a consensus among its members, stabilizing its financial situation, promoting growth and employment and properly handling the debt crisis, he added. Li also voiced China's steady support for the euro and EU integration, as well as the country's willingness to help solve the European debt crisis through various channels with the international community.

Reynders said Belgium attaches high importance to its relations with China and is ready to conduct comprehensive cooperation with China in all areas. He said Belgium is willing to create better conditions for mutual investment by companies from the two countries. Reynders said Belgium will continue to play a positive role in the development of China-Europe relations.

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