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China, Germany vow to lift partnership to higher levels

Updated: Oct 10,2014 10:55 PM     Xinhua

BERLIN-- China and Germany released a comprehensive action plan designed to further promote their all-dimensional strategic partnership on Oct 10.

The document, a guideline for bilateral cooperation in the medium and long terms, was issued during Premier Li Keqiang’s ongoing official visit to the European economic powerhouse.

The two sides should work together to properly implement the blueprint, and pursue common development from a long-term perspective, so as to raise their relationship to higher levels, Li said while co-chairing with German Chancellor Angela Merkel the third round of bilateral governmental consultations.

Beijing, the premier added, is ready to open strategic dialogue with Berlin on diplomatic and security affairs.

He also urged Germany to increase high-tech exports to China, support the inauguration of feasibility studies on a China-EU free trade zone, and help ease the EU’s high-tech export restrictions on China.

During Li’s visit, China and Germany inked18.1 billion US dollars’ worth of trade, investment and technological cooperation deals.

Li arrived here on Oct 9 for a three-day official visit. Germany is the first leg of his Europe tour, which will later take him to Russia and Italy.