Xi hails ma­tured China-Ger­many re­la­tion­ship

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

OUR COR­RE­SPON­DENT BEI­JING—Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping met with Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel here on Teus­day hail­ing the China-Ger­many re­la­tions as “very ma­tured.”

“Sino-Ger­man re­la­tions have en­tered a very ma­tured stage of de­vel­op­ment and prag­matic co­op­er­a­tion has reached a very high level af­ter more than 40 years of joint ef­forts since the es­tab­lish­ment of diplo­matic re­la­tions,” Xi said.

Merkel ar­rived in Bei­jing on Sun­day for the fourth round of China-Ger­many in­ter­gov­ern­men­tal con­sul­ta­tion. Merkel and Chi­nese Premier Li Ke­qiang co-chaired the con­sul­ta­tion ear­lier on Monday.

Con­grat­u­lat­ing Merkel on the fruit­ful con­sul­ta­tion, Xi sug­gested China and Ger­many en­hance mu­tual trust, take care of each other’s core in­ter­ests and con­cerns, ex­pand the range of co­op­er­a­tion, strengthen strate­gic com­mu­ni­ca­tion in diplo­matic and se­cu­rity fields, and in­no­vate the mode of co­op­er­a­tion in in­ter­na­tional af­fairs.

He also pro­posed the two gov­ern­ments en­cour­age com­pa­nies from both coun­tries to carry out projects with the plat­form built by the gov­ern­ments for con­join­ing China’s “Made In China 2025” blue­print and Ger­many’s “In­dus­trial 4.0” strat­egy, as well as boost tri­par­tite co­op­er­a­tion with com­pa­nies from a third coun­try.

Xi ex­pressed the hope that Ger­many and the Euro­pean Union would view com­pe­ti­tion and co­op­er­a­tion ob­jec­tively, ap­pro­pri­ately ad­dress trade dis­putes with China and honor their obli­ga­tion stated in Ar­ti­cle 15 of the ac­ces­sion pro­to­col signed when China joined the World Trade Or­ga­ni­za­tion in 2001, to en­sure healthy de­vel­op­ment of the eco­nomic GE­ORGE­TOWN, WASH—Deputy

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