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Li Keqiang Meets with Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel of Germany

On April 22, 2014, Premier Li Keqiang met with Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel of Germany in Ziguangge, Zhongnanhai.

Li Keqiang pointed out, the successful visit of President Xi Jinping last month to Germany strongly boosted China-Germany relations and cooperation. Now frequent and close exchanges between the two countries have been seen at various levels and in various fields. Your visit, along with members of Bundestag and representatives of business circles, is a full testimony to the depth and breadth of China-Germany relations. I welcome Chancellor Angela Dorothea Merkel to pay an official visit to China within this year.

Li Keqiang stated, as the second largest economy in the world, China sustained the steady economic growth in the first quarter of this year. We are not only to maintain the current stable growth of economy, but also to achieve a medium to high rate of economic growth and sustainable and healthy development by looking forward to the future. Therefore, We should comprehensively deepen reforms and endeavor to properly manage relations between the government and the market. We should drive the reform with opening-up and expand market access orderly; We should adjust the economic structure, including making great efforts to develop clean energy resources and technologies for energy conservation and environmental protection; We should take the improvement of people's livelihood as the impetus. The promotion of human-oriented development in the aspect of new urbanization provides many new opportunities for the two countries to cooperate. I believe these will create huge markets and abundant business opportunities for enterprises from all countries including Germany.

Gabriel expressed that this year is very special for Germany-China relations and both countries have enjoyed frequent high-level mutual visits and close exchanges at all levels. Germany is willing to accompany and support China in the process of comprehensively deepening reforms, and hopes that China will become a destination for German investments and technologies. The German side stands ready to strengthen cooperation in innovation and development of technologies with the Chinese side, so as to create more opportunities for enterprises of both countries.

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