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Premier meets prime minister of Germany’s Bavaria

Updated: Nov 24,2014 6:19 PM     Xinhua

Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with chairman of Germany’s Christian Social Union (CSU) and Prime Minister of Bavaria Horst Seehofer in Beijing, Nov 24, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — Premier Li Keqiang met with Horst Seehofer, Prime Minister of Bavaria, Germany, in Beijing on Nov 24.

Li hailed the development of China-Germany relations, calling on the two sides to maintain exchanges at all levels and areas and to implement an action plan for cooperation between the two countries.

The action plan, issued during the third round of governmental consultations held in October, is a guideline for bilateral cooperation in the medium and long term.

Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets chairman of Germany’s Christian Social Union (CSU) and Prime Minister of Bavaria Horst Seehofer, in Beijing, Nov 24, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

Li said China is pushing forward reform of the government including streamlining administration and delegating power to lower levels, unleashing the power of the market, and promoting entrepreneurship and innovation.

China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Bavaria and share experiences to boost Sino-German cooperation, Li added.

Seehofer spoke positively of China’s development path and bilateral cooperation in all areas.

He said Bavaria expects to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with China in such areas as trade and culture to serve the development of relations.

Seehofer is also chairman of the Chrisitian Social Union, a party in Germany’s ruling coalition. He was invited by the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs.