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Premier stresses economic integration

Updated: Apr 18,2016 8:23 PM

Premier Li Keqiang stressed the importance of linking China’s development strategies with New Zealand when he met with the country’s Prime Minister John Key in Beijing on April 18.

The goal of the meeting was to promote bilateral cooperation and regional economic integration.

The Premier said that China and New Zealand relations are at the top among China’s cooperation with developed countries. He said mutual beneficial cooperation has been expanded, and cooperation levels have upgraded.

Here are some key points made by Premier Li during his meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key:

“China is glad to deepen its political trust with New Zealand. China welcomes New Zealand to strengthen high level exchanges and expand pragmatic cooperation to create a new strategic partnership to better serve the people of both countries.”

“The current world economy lacks recovery power, so promoting economic growth became the top priority for all countries. They should implement macro policies to secure a peaceful and stable environment.”

“China is willing to work with New Zealand in creating conditions to upgrade the free trade agreement. We want to expand cooperation in agricultural investment, scientific research, and food safety.”

“China supported domestic enterprises to make full use of their advantages to participate in the infrastructure construction in New Zealand, and also welcomed enterprises from New Zealand to invest.”

“Both countries should strengthen the exchanges in education and tourism. We should also deepen the dialogue in the field of justice field. And expand the coordination in international affairs to contribute to the continuous development of regional and international economies.”

“China’s economy has shown positive signs recently. Growths in consumption and investment have risen compared with the fourth quarter of 2015’s fiscal year. The Chinese economy is operating within an appropriate range. Major international organizations adopt positive views on the Chinese economy.”

“More efforts should be made to maintain the continuous improvement of Chinese economy. To maintain rapid growth of Chinese economy, the Chinese government will use flexible policy tool to develop new economy and new engines, as well as transform traditional engines.”

Here are some key points made by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key during his meeting with Premier Li:

”I feel very grateful for my sixth China visit and I see more and more Chinese development achievements every time I visit. China-New Zealand relations have made substantial progress and maintain robust momentum. Cooperation has been expanded in many areas such as trade, investment, tourism and education.”

“New Zealand attaches great importance to its relationship with China. We respect China’s core interests. We support China in playing a role in international affairs. New Zealand will further its cooperation with China and actively promote negotiations on the bilateral free trade agreement.”

Both sides exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern.

Premier Li and John Key witnessed the signing of bilateral cooperation documents in the fields of agriculture, scientific research, quality check, finance, and education.