China to further improve ties with Germany
Updated: 2005-12-02 09:46
Premier Wen Jiabao said Thursday via a phone conversation with Germany's new
Chancellor Angela Merkel that China will make joint efforts with Germany to
further boost relations between the two countries.
Wen spoke highly of the remarkable achievement made by the two sides in
bilateral relations and their good coordination and cooperation in international
affairs. Wen pointed out that Chinese President Hu Jintao's recent state visit
to Germany has made substantial results and further promoted bilateral
He congratulated Merkel on her appointment as German chancellor and exchanged
views with the new German Chancellor on issues concerning China-Germany friendly
and cooperative relationship.
Wen reiterated that China will continue to value the Sino-German ties as it
did in the past, expressing the hope that the two sides will maintain high-level
official exchanges, strengthen political dialogue and consultation, and push
forward bilateral cooperation in the fields of economic and trade, science and
technology, education, culture and environmental protection.
The partnership of global responsibility between China and Germany will score
new achievements through concerted efforts by the two countries, Wen said.
Merkel agreed with Wen's view on bilateral relations, noting that Germany
will continue to uphold the one-China policy and hopes to expand cooperation
with China in various fields, on the track of the smooth development of
Germany-China relations in recent years.
She also expressed her expectation to visit China next year to witness the
profound transformation taking place in the country.