Other doc­u­ments signed in­clude pacts on drug reg­u­la­tions, food

China Daily (Canada) - - TOP NEWS - By ZHANG YUE zhangyue@chi­nadaily.com.cn

China and Den­mark will strengthen co­op­er­a­tion in ar­eas such as fish­ing, agri­cul­ture, food safety and drug reg­u­la­tions through a new col­lab­o­ra­tive work plan for the next three years, which is ex­pected to bring the two coun­tries’ re­la­tion­ship to a newheight.

Premier Li Ke­qiang and Prime Min­is­ter Lars Loekke Ras­mussen of Den­mark agreed to the joint work plan for their two na­tions from 2017 to 2020 dur­ing their meet­ing in Bei­jing on Wed­nes­day.

The plan de­tails the road map and timetable for fur­ther co­op­er­a­tion.

Ras­mussen was mak­ing the first of­fi­cial visit by a Dan­ish prime min­is­ter since the two coun­tries es­tab­lished com­pre­hen­sive strate­gic part­ner­ship in 2008.

Li said he be­lieves China and Den­mark have great po­ten­tial for fur­ther co­op­er­a­tion. And, as next year will mark the 10th an­niver­sary of the com­pre­hen­sive strate­gic part­ner­ship, China is will­ing to use this op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore more co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries. Den­mark is the first Nordic coun­try to sign such agree­ment with China.

Li stressed that China also is will­ing to work with Den­mark in deal­ing with re­gional is­sues and international af­fairs while pro­mot­ing free trade and in­vest­ment con­ve­nience.

Ras­mussen praised China’s rapid devel­op­ment since his last visit in 2010, and said China has shown in­creas­ing leadership on im­por­tant global is­sues such as cli­mate change.

He ex­pressed his will­ing­ness to fully im­ple­ment the three-year work plan be­tween the two coun­tries and said Den­mark, a firm

Premier Li Ke­qiang said ... China and Den­mark have great po­ten­tial for fur­ther co­op­er­a­tion.

sup­porter of free trade, warmly wel­comes in­vest­ment from Chinese com­pa­nies.

He also said as a mem­ber of the Euro­peanUnion, Den­mark will pro­mote the bi­lat­eral in­vest­ment treaty be­tween China and the EU to deepen re­la­tions.

Af­ter the meet­ing, Li and Ras­mussen ob­served as the sign­ing of six doc­u­ments: on food and drug reg­u­la­tions, quar­an­tine and san­i­tary re­quire­ments and gi­ant panda pro­tec­tion, among oth­ers.

Liu Weimin, deputy direc­tor of the Depart­ment of Euro­pean Af­fairs at the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs, said the two lead­ers had long

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