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WARSAW - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met early Thursday with counterparts from Latvia, Serbia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina on the sidelines of a Chinese and central and eastern Europe leaders' meeting.
Wen told Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis China encouraged its own enterprises to invest in Latvia, and hoped Latvia could offer assistance and convenience to the Chinese investment.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao shakes hands with Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis on the sidelines of a Chinese and central and eastern Europe leaders' meeting in Warsaw, April 26, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]
China attached importance to its cooperation with Latvia in transportation and logistics, which improved traffic flow between Europe and Asia, Wen said.
Dombrovskis said there was still huge potential in China-Latvia trade relations. Latvia hoped to use its geographic advantage to make the trade links even closer.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao shakes hands with Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic on the sidelines of a Chinese and central and eastern Europe leaders' meeting in Warsaw, April 26, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]
During a meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic, Wen said the two countries enjoyed a huge potential in infrastructure cooperation, and he called for the successful completion of the bridge project across the Danube in Belgrade to set an example for cooperation in the region.
China was ready to offer help to Serbia in planning its economic and technological development park, improving industrial competitiveness and boosting exports, Wen said.
Cvetkovic said Serbia would work to further promote bilateral cooperation, which had already nurtured major accomplishments in economic cooperation.
When meeting with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, Wen said Slovenia had a sound industrial and technological foundation. China welcomed its investment in China's market and also encouraged Chinese firms to do business in Slovenia.
He also said China was willing to work with Slovenia in infrastructure construction in central and eastern Europe, explore the re-export issues and develop the regional market.
Jansa said China was Slovenia's key partner for cooperation. Slovenia would like to work with China to realize balanced and sustainable trade growth, and enhance infrastructure and technology cooperation.