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Li Keqiang Meets with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany

2014/07/07

In the afternoon of July 6, 2014, Premier Li Keqiang met with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany who was paying an official visit to China at Yangyuan Hall, Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.

Li Keqiang welcomed Merkel for her first visit to China after she was reelected as Chancellor of Germany. Li Keqiang said that Germany is China's important cooperative partner and currently the bilateral relations continue to make new progress at a high level. In March this year, President Xi Jinping successfully visited Germany and has reached an important consensus on deepening bilateral relations and cooperation with German leaders. The Chinese side is willing to make joint efforts with the German side to promote the sustainable and healthy development of China-Germany all-round strategic partnership.

Li Keqiang expressed that he believes the visit just paid by Mme. Chancellor to Chengdu conduces to further strengthening the friendly and cooperative relations between Western China and Germany. I look forward to holding official talks with Mme. Chancellor tomorrow to enhance political mutual trust of the two countries, to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in economy and trade, finance, sustainable development, people-to-people and cultural exchanges and other fields and to strengthen communication and coordination on major international and regional affairs, so that the development of China-Germany relations will better benefit the two peoples.

Li Keqiang pointed out that China always regards development as the top priority and gives top priority to the improvement of people's well-being. Our development needs a peaceful and stable international environment. Learning from history helps to better address the future and cherish peace more. China will unswervingly follow the path of peaceful development and is willing to work with all countries including Germany to make unremitting efforts to shape a world of lasting peace and common prosperity.

Merkel expressed that Germany-China relations are very important and the dialogues and communication between the two sides have been very close. Strengthening cooperation between the two countries not only is beneficial to both sides, but also has a positive impact on the world. She is impressed by the just-concluded trip to Chengdu. China's economic development is full of vitality, and its huge achievements are amazing. The German side is willing to deepen cooperation with the Chinese side in various fields, maintain close communication and coordination on international and regional affairs, push bilateral relations to achieve more results, and jointly safeguard world peace and development.

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