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Vice-Premier Liu Yandong meets with top Finnish leaders

Updated: Jun 13,2015 4:45 PM     english.gov.cn

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong meets with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on June 12 in Helsinki. [Photo/Xinhua]

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong meets with Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila on June 12 in Helsinki. [Photo/Xinhua]

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong meets with Speaker of the Finnish Parliament Maria Lohela on June 12 in Helsinki. [Photo/Xinhua]

China and Finland should integrate bilateral cooperation with China’s major projects, including the Belt and Road Initiative, international cooperation on production capacity and construction of free trade zones, said Vice-Premier Liu Yandong.

Liu made the remarks on June 12 in Helsinki, where she met Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila and Speaker of the Finnish Parliament Maria Lohela.

China and Finland have been developing their friendship as well as deepening and expanding bilateral cooperation, and the Sino-Finnish relationship has become a leading example of relationships between countries with different circumstances and institutions, Liu said.

Her visit to Finland aims to implement the agreement between President Xi Jinping and his Finnish counterpart, Niinisto, on developing a new type of cooperative partnership between the two countries, and to discuss with the new Finnish government pushing forward the bilateral relationship, she added.

Finland attaches great importance to its relationship with China, and is willing to take part actively in China’s strategies, such as the Belt and Road initiatives, Niinisto said.

The year of 2015 marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

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