Li Keqiang, German Chancellor Angela Merkel Met with Representatives of Economic Circles of Two Countries Attending the 10th Sino-German Economic and Technological Cooperation Forum
2021-04-29 08:18

On the afternoon of April 28th, Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel co-chaired the sixth round of Sino-German government consultations, and met with representatives of economic circles of the two countries attending the 10th Sino-German Economic and Technological Cooperation Forum by video. The two prime ministers listened to the speeches of the heads of Baidu, China Southern Power Grid, Three Gorges Group of China and Siemens, Keleshou and BMW of Germany, and had dialogues and exchanges with them.



Li Keqiang said that Sino-German economic and trade cooperation is deepening. Despite the impact of the epidemic last year, the trade volume between the two countries still rose against the trend, and increased by 41.5% year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, which fully reflected the high level and great potential of Sino-German cooperation. At present, more than 7,000 German enterprises in China and more than 2,000 Chinese enterprises in Germany have become the "new force" of cooperation between the two countries.

Li Keqiang pointed out that under the current situation, it is hoped that the two sides will strengthen anti-epidemic cooperation and further facilitate personnel exchanges on the premise of strict epidemic prevention. Actively explore mutual recognition of vaccines and international health codes, and make positive contributions to ensuring the normal operation of enterprises, maintaining the safety and stability of the global industrial chain and supply chain, and helping the recovery of the world economy.

 


Li Keqiang emphasized that China will continue to strive to create a market-oriented, rule-of-law and international business environment, treat domestic and foreign-funded enterprises equally, and welcome enterprises from all over the world, including Germany, to invest in China to better achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.

Merkel said that Germany and China have very close cooperation in manufacturing and other fields and hope to make new progress continuously. Germany is willing to maintain communication with China on expanding mutual market access and promoting the early entry into force of the EU-China Investment Agreement, strengthen cooperation in mutual certification of vaccines, and ensure normal exchanges between people in various fields, especially in economic circles, between the two countries. Chinese enterprises are welcome to invest in Germany. It is hoped that both sides will make joint efforts to push bilateral economic and technological cooperation to a new level.

Wang Yi and He Lifeng attended the above activities.