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Li Keqiang Attends Joint Press Conference of 14th Meeting of Prime Ministers of SCO Member Sates

At noon of December 15, 2015, Premier Li Keqiang attended the joint press conference at the Zhengzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center with state leaders who came to China to attend the 14th meeting of Prime Ministers of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Li Keqiang said that the SCO member states have witnessed a steady improvement of mutual trust and a constant emerging of cooperation outcomes, enjoying a more solid foundation for deepening cooperation. This meeting has gained rich and practical outcomes. All parties have reached an important consensus on focusing on promoting practical cooperation within the framework of the SCO, and agreed that the SCO should pool more strength, deeply tap cooperation potential, promote cooperation in various fields to higher levels, jointly optimize the investment and business operation environment, strive to change the pattern of economic development and stay committed to promoting peace, development, prosperity and stability of all parties and the region.

Li Keqiang pointed out that today marks the first anniversary of the initiative of carrying out production capacity cooperation proposed during last year's Prime Ministers' Meeting in Astana. Over the past year, China-Kazakhstan production capacity cooperation which started earlier has yielded fruits and played a demonstration role as a leading and pilot model. We are willing to uphold the principle of willingness and openness and continue promoting international production capacity cooperation featuring mutual benefits and win-win results within the framework of the SCO, so as to realize the optimal configuration of capital, technology and resources, effectively balance supply and demand, promote industrial transformation and upgrading, speed up the industrialization and modernization process in the region, build an industry cooperation chain with international competitiveness, and jointly study and carry out cooperation in the third-party market.

Li Keqiang stressed that all parties have agreed to uphold the concepts of openness, transparency, equality and inclusiveness and deepen regional cooperation in fields such as security, connectivity, finance, regional trade, social affairs and people's livelihood. All parties will continue following the guiding role of the "Shanghai Spirit", join hands and cooperate sincerely to jointly promote the SCO for better and faster development, advance cooperation in various fields to higher levels and make contributions to world peace and development with the prosperity and stability of each country and the region.

Before meeting the press, Li Keqiang and the participating leaders of the SCO member states attended the signing ceremony, jointly signed the joint communiqué and relevant resolutions of the meeting, issued a statement of the Prime Ministers of the SCO member states on regional economic cooperation and witnessed the signing of relevant cooperative documents.

State Councilor Yang Jing attended the above activities.

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