China and Germany tie robust trade knots towards securing world peace and prosperity
Source :NewsBharati Date :11-Dec-2018
Beijing, December 11: “China stands ready to maintain close high-level exchanges and make the best of various dialogue mechanisms to enhance policy communication”, said Chinese president Xi Jinping strengthening the bilateral ties between the China and Germany. The Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier agreed to intensify the all-round strategic partnership between the two countries benefiting both nations, both peoples, and the world peace and prosperity further on Monday. This being the first presidential state visit of German’s Steinmeier, the duration lasted for five total days.
Focussing on the underway global changes, Chinese president Xi Jinping said, “China and Germany share the same or similar views on many issues. The two nations need to continue enhancing bilateral and multilateral cooperation to benefit both peoples as well as bring more stability to the world”. He made several proposals for future China-Germany cooperation. This year marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up policy.
“Mutual understanding and trust are the basis of deepening bilateral ties. It is the mainstream view of both governments and all circles in both countries to have win-win cooperation. The two nations need to stick to openness and innovative cooperation to maintain the vitality of bilateral ties. ”, added Xi. He called on both nations to summarize the successful experiences of bilateral cooperation and continue to surpass ideological differences and respect each other's development paths.
German enterprises have grasped the opportunities of China's new round of reform and opening-up. China is however willing to continue to share its dividend of development and at the same time hopes that Germany will remain open to Chinese investment, reported the statement. Germany opposes protectionism in any form, said Steinmeier, adding that the country will continue to promote cooperation between Europe and China and boost connectivity between Eurasia and China.
Steinmeier, who is on his first state visit to China as president, said, “The economic and social development of the areas in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan which were hit by an 8.0-magnitude earthquake 10 years ago was very impressive. Germany is satisfied with the development of Germany-China relations and willing to enhance dialogue and mutual understanding, expand consensus, narrow differences, intensify coordination in international affairs and uphold free trade.” Steinmeier further stressed on to admire the achievements China has made in the past four decades of reform and opening-up, especially the success of getting several hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.
“China would like to discuss trilateral cooperation with Europe and Germany and promote the synergy of the Belt and Road Initiative with the EU-proposed connectivity plan and that China will further cooperate on the China Railway Express with Germany and countries along the route.”, asserted the Chinese President on Monday.
He also encouraged both sides to promote people-to-people exchanges and provide more platforms for exchanges in areas including culture, education, youth, and sports. Xi called on both nations to forge ahead with global governance, jointly build an open world economy, uphold the multilateral free trade system, implement the Paris Agreement on climate change, promote the robust, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth of the world economy and jointly safeguard multilateralism with the United Nations as the core.