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Premier Li meets with Namibian president

Updated: Mar 30,2018 7:51 PM

Premier Li Keqiang met with Namibian President Hage Geingob at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 30.

Namibia is an important partner for China in Africa, Premier Li said, adding that the fruitful talks between President Xi Jinping and his Namibian counterpart on March 29 had lifted bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation.

According to the Premier, China is ready to cement political mutual trust and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with Namibia, while strengthening communication and coordination with the country on international and regional affairs to create a better future for China-Namibia relations.

Premier Li said the pragmatic cooperation between China and Namibia has achieved productive results and enjoys broad prospects. China is willing to align development strategies with Namibia, and expand cooperation in key sectors such as agriculture, infrastructure, production capacity and tourism, he said.

The Premier called on both sides to jointly support economic globalization and trade liberalization and facilitation, and firmly oppose trade protectionism to achieve common development and win-win results.

Geingob said China and Namibia have a traditional friendship with a long history. During his visit, both sides have agreed to elevate their bilateral relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation. The two parties also signed a series of important cooperation agreements, which will further promote political, economic and strategic exchanges and cooperation between the countries.

Namibia is ready to deepen cooperation in all sectors and promote the continuous development of bilateral relations, he added.