China, France prioritize partnership in third-party markets
Updated: 2015-07-01 09:39
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday agreed with his French counterpart Manuel Valls on expanding cooperation in industry, energy and third party markets.
The two sides also signed a landmark multi-billion-dollar deal that paves the way for a second European aircraft plant in China, the world's fastest-growing aviation market.
Li, who is on a four-day official visit to France, said the two countries should deepen financial cooperation to provide support for exploring third party markets and enhance exchanges and cooperation in supervising their banking sectors.
He suggested that the two sides should deepen industrial cooperation in fields including aviation and space, high-speed railway, steel, nuclear, oil and hydro power.
The Chinese premier also called for more favorable conditions to facilitate trade and investment so as to push for a dynamic balance in bilateral trade.
For his part, Valls expressed his hope that France and China could strengthen their economic dialogue and deepen their cooperation in traditional areas including nuclear energy, aviation and space, agriculture and food production while speeding up interaction in such new areas as trilateral cooperation and eco-city building.