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Premier Li holds talks with German chancellor in Beijing

Updated: Oct 29,2015 10:47 AM     Xinhua/

BEIJING — Premier Li Keqiang held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Great Hall of the People on Oct 29.

The Premier’s talk with Chancellor Merkel extended from the original planned 30 minutes to 70 minutes.

Before this meeting, Premier Li has met the Chancellor five times and has held three telephone conversations.

At Premier Li’s invitation, Merkel is making an official visit to China from Oct 29 to 30. It is her eighth visit to China since 2005 in the capacity of chancellor.

Prior to the talks, Premier Li held a red-carpet ceremony to welcome the German chancellor.