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Li Keqiang Holds Talks with Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal of Algeria

On the afternoon of April 29, 2015, Premier Li Keqiang held talks with Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal of Algeria at the Great Hall of the People.

Li Keqiang expressed that China and Algeria enjoy a profound traditional friendship and always adhere to mutual respect, equality, mutual trust, mutual benefit and win-win results. Bilateral relations and cooperation are standing at the forefront of China’s relations with other developing countries. In the new historical period, China will, together with Algeria, bring the advantage of mutual trust into full play, connect each other’s development strategy, enhance people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and boost coordination and cooperation in major international and regional affairs, so as to constantly inject new connotation into bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.

Li Keqiang pointed out that since its founding especially adoption of reform and opening-up over 30 years ago, the People’s Republic of China has not only built an independent and integrated industrial system but also developed abundant production capacity in terms of manufacturing equipments and agricultural machinery, which are cost-effective and fast-speed in construction and can meet the demand of Algeria’s development. China will carry out production capacity cooperation with Algeria in steel, cement, plate glass, construction materials and other areas and at the same time take an active part in Algeria’s infrastructure construction including roads, railways, ports and airports. China encourages competent Chinese enterprises to invest and develop in Algeria, carry out cooperation with Algeria in energy, mining, agriculture and other fields, and help Algeria improve its product support capacity through assistance in equipments, products, services and personnel training. Both countries should create new highlights in bilateral cooperation in nuclear energy, aerospace and other high-tech fields. Both governments should offer more facilitation to bilateral personnel exchanges as well as remove barriers, build platforms and create better conditions for cooperation between the enterprises of the two countries.

Abdelmalek Sellal said that Algeria-China traditional friendship is indestructible. Algeria is grateful for China’s long-term and valuable support. Algeria is now pushing economic transformation and welcomes Chinese enterprises to actively participate in Algeria’s economic construction. Algeria stands ready to forge cooperative partnership with China on the basis of mutual benefit and win-win results, earnestly implement bilateral cooperation plans, improve bilateral cooperation in economy and trade, carry out bilateral cooperation in production capacity, and enhance bilateral cooperation in such fields as agriculture, energy, mining, petrochemical products, infrastructure construction, high-tech, renewable energy and tourism, thus help elevate Algeria’s industrial production and self-development capacity as well as join hands to explore African market and global market at large.

Both sides also exchanged in-depth views on international and regional topics of common interest.

Prior to the talks, Li Keqiang held a welcome ceremony for Abdelmalek Sellal at the square outside the East Gate of the Great Hall of the People. Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Luo Fuhe and others were present.

Following the talks, the Chinese Premier and the Algerian Prime Minister jointly witnessed the signing of bilateral cooperation documents in such fields as economy, technology, industrial investment, culture, education and nuclear energy.

In that morning, Abdelmalek Sellal went to the Tiananmen Square and laid a wreath at the Monument to the People’s Heroes.

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