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Premier: China committed to sharing development opportunities with CEE countries

Updated: Jul 2,2013 3:42 PM     Xinhua

Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta in Beijing, capital of China, July 2, 2013. Ponta is visiting China to attend a conference for leaders from China and central and east European countries that will be held in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality from July 2 to 4.[Photo by Rao Aimin/Xinhua]

BEIJING -- Premier Li Keqiang said on July 2 that China is committed to sharing development opportunities with Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries.

Li made the remarks during his respective meetings with his Romanian counterpart Victor Ponta and his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Gruevski, who are in China to attend the local leaders’ meeting between China and CEE countries.

In his meeting with Ponta, Li highlighted the profound friendship, mutual respect, understanding and support forged between the two peoples, calling on the two sides to expand cooperation in fields such as trade, investment, renewable energy and culture.

When conferring with Gruevski, Li said China values its ties with Macedonia, supports the country’s European integration efforts and looks forward to stepping up bilateral cooperation on infrastructure construction and agriculture.

Premier Li also briefed the guests on the latest developments in China’s economy, noting that the three nations have faced common tasks in national development.

China has maintained stable economic growth by expanding its domestic market needs through various means while also making tremendous efforts to further carry out reform, upgrade the economic structure and improve the the competitiveness of Chinese companies.