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Premier Li: China-CEEC cooperation helps China-Europe ties and globalization

Updated: Nov 28,2017 6:01 PM

Premier Li Keqiang said on Nov 27 that cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries can provide a helpful supplement to China-Europe ties and contribute to the healthy and balanced development of globalization.

The Premier made the remarks when meeting the media with his Hungarian counterpart Orban Viktor and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in Budapest. Bulgaria will host the seventh Meeting of the Heads of Government of China-Central and Eastern European Countries next year.

China-CEEC cooperation, based on mutual respect, equality and mutual benefits, is beneficial to both sides, the region and global community, because this cross-region cooperative mechanism was born against the backdrop of globalization, Premier Li said.

China-CEEC cooperation will accelerate promoting trade liberalization and investment facilitation, as well as Europe’s process of integration, he said.

Premier Li said China always believes that Europe is a vital ingredient to safeguard global peace and development. He said China would like to see a prosperous and stable Europe. China supports some of the CEE countries to join the European Union and respect their joining other international organizations and regional cooperation mechanisms.