Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Prime Minister of Finland Jyrki Katainen in Dalian, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, Sept. 11, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)
DALIAN, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met on Wednesday with Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen on the sidelines of the annual Summer Davos Forum in the northeast China city of Dalian.
Li recalled the Finnish President’s April visit to China and the consensus reached by the heads of the two countries on the establishment of a China-Finland future-oriented cooperative partnership. He said it is the common will and responsibility of the two sides to implement the consensus.
China will work with Finland to further enhance their relationship, strengthen cooperation in areas including investment, innovation and environmental protection, and push forward bilateral relations.
Katainen said Finland attaches high importance to its relationship with China, and he is looking forward to issuing a joint document with China on implementation of the presidents’ consensus.
He welcomed more Chinese companies to invest in Finland, and voiced support for an early start on investment agreement negotiations between the European Union and China so as to promote Finland-China and EU-China cooperation.
Katainen is here to attend the annual meeting of the Summer Davos Forum, which opened on Wednesday afternoon in the Liaoning Province city of Dalian. Li attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech.