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Li Keqiang Meets with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar

In the afternoon of November 4, 2014, Premier Li Keqiang met with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar at the Great Hall of the People.

Li Keqiang said that China and Qatar enjoy solid political mutual trust and broad cooperation prospect. The previous day, President Xi Jinping held fruitful talks with the Emir Your Highness. China is willing to work with Qatar to promote the bilateral strategic partnership for continuous development.

Li Keqiang pointed out that currently China is promoting its opening-up, especially opening in the westward direction, and is in active support of in-depth development of regional economic cooperation. China is willing to deepen oil and gas cooperation, forge long-term and comprehensive strategic cooperative relations in the field of energy, and deepen upstream and downstream integrated cooperation in oil and gas exploration and development, liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, and petrochemical industry with Qatar. China hopes that Qatar further opens the door to Chinese enterprises participating in Qatar’s upstream and downstream block exploration and development. China is at a world-leading level in terms of railway construction, particularly in high-speed railway construction. China is willing to take an active part in the construction of Qatar’s high-speed railway projects, and hopes that Qatar takes proactive consideration of Chinese enterprises in bid invitation of related projects. China is also willing to expand investment and financial cooperation with Qatar, carry out cooperation in currency swaps and RMB clearing business, and jointly promote the construction of the international crude oil futures market.

Li Keqiang stressed that Qatar is about to take over the rotating presidency of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and hoped that Qatar plays an active role for promotion of the construction of “One Road One Belt” and early resumption of the negotiation on the China-GCC Free Trade Area, striving for the conclusion of a free trade agreement of mutual benefit, win-win outcome, and high quality between the two sides.

Tamim said that Qatar-China relations have developed soundly, and Qatar is willing to further deepen the bilateral relations, expand mutually beneficial cooperation, enhance personnel exchanges, and give China priority in developing long-term energy cooperation. More Chinese enterprises are welcomed to invest and develop in Qatar, for which Qatar will provide convenience. Qatar is also willing to play a positive role for promoting the GCC-China cooperation.

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