Xi: Beijing, Berlin set a great example
million trips were made between the two countries last year.
During his state visit, Xi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend the inauguration of a panda pavilion at Berlin’s zoo. Xi said he hopes the pair of pandas that have arrived in Berlin will become messengers of friendship.
It is hoped the two countries will reinforce cooperation in areas such as education, travel, health and soccer as well, he said
After the state visit, Xi will attend the G20 Summit, an annual gathering of leaders from the most influential economies, in Hamburg on Friday and Saturday.
China is ready to use the summit as a chance to work with all parties to send clear signals about international economic cooperation and global economic governance, and to contribute to promoting world economic growth and perfecting global economic governance, Xi said.
It is hoped the G20 continues to uphold openness and development, support multilateral trade based on the World Trade Organization, and promote the role of trade and investment as driving forces of world economic growth, he said.
To reinforce the improving momentum, all countries should tap into new economic driving forces through innovation, he said.