China, Luxembourg to deepen cooperation, expand two-way opening up
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel at the Boao Forum for Asia on Wednesday. The two sides expressed willingness to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation and to further expand two-way opening up.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) shakes hand with Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel (L) at the Boao Forum for Asia, March 27, 2019. [Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs]
China-Luxembourg relations have enjoyed healthy and stable development for a long time and the economies of the two countries are highly complementary, Li said, adding that China is ready to work with Luxembourg to expand two-way opening up, enhance political and economic ties, and deepen pragmatic cooperation, particularly financial cooperation, to achieve common development.
Noting that Luxembourg is an important member of the European Union, Li said China supported European integration and the two sides held similar positions on addressing climate change and maintaining multilateralism and free trade.
China is willing to see a prosperous and stable Europe and hopes the European side can provide an equal environment for companies from the two sides to cooperate and compete with each other, the premier said.
Bettel, who is attending the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference, said Luxembourg firmly supported the EU-China comprehensive strategic partnership and the construction of the Belt and Road, and hoped to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation with China.
After their meeting on Wednesday, Li and Bettel witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on jointly building the Belt and Road, and financial cooperation documents.