|Li Keqiang Meets with Prime Minister Andrej Babis of the Czech Republic|
On the afternoon of April 11, 2019 local time, Premier Li Keqiang met in Dubrovnik with Prime Minister Andrej Babis of the Czech Republic, who was here for the summit between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC).
Noting that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the Czech Republic, Li Keqiang expressed the Chinese side is willing to, together with the Czech side, enhance political mutual trust, expand practical cooperation and strengthen people-to-people and cultural exchanges. Bilateral practical cooperation enjoys a 70-year old tradition. The Chinese side supports competent Chinese enterprises in participating in infrastructure construction projects in the Czech Republic in compliance with rules and standards of the European Union (EU). The Chinese side is willing to work with the Czech side to explore new cooperation patterns and make joint efforts to improve trade balance. The two countries should promote practical cooperation in industrial field and nuclear energy. It is hoped that both sides will create a fair and just business environment for enterprises of both countries to invest and start business in each other. The Chinese side expects the Czech side to play a constructive role in promoting China-EU cooperation.
Andrej Babis said that bilateral relations have seen a steady development, and the Czech Republic welcomes more Chinese investment, and China's efforts in continuously promoting practical cooperation in areas including transportation infrastructure construction and energy. Both sides should enhance cultural and tourism cooperation as well as people-to-people exchanges. The Czech Republic is looking forward to a stronger bilateral cooperation under the China-CEEC cooperation framework so as to contribute to the development of EU-China relations.
Wang Yi and He Lifeng attended the meeting.