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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang holds talks with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny
 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held bilateral talks with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Sunday afternoon, 17 May 2015 in Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo, Ireland.


The Premier thanked Mr. Kenny for coming to Cong from Dublin to welcome the Chinese delegation with several cabinet ministers and said he was glad to hold talks during his stopover in Ireland.

The Premier praised the mutual understanding and support between China and Ireland and the deep-running traditional friendship between the two peoples.


He said China hoped to deepen strategic mutual trust with Ireland and enhance exchanges and coordination on important global agenda issues such as peace, development and international governance, so as to better promote the development of the China-Ireland Strategic Partnership for Mutually Beneficial Cooperation.

Premier Li briefed Kenny about China's economic development and expressed the hope that the two sides could use their complementary economic advantages to expand trade, increase mutual investment, enhance cooperation in agriculture, biopharmaceutical industry, information technology, and promote exchanges in education, culture and tourism.

He said the agreement on mutual visa exemption for diplomatic passport and official passport holders reached during his visit would add momentum to the efforts to offer more conveniences for businessmen, students and tourists.

Expressing happiness in seeing that Europe's economy was improving and its integration was further promoted, Premier Li said he hoped to see a united, powerful and prosperous European Union.

China is willing to make new progress in overall cooperation in various fields with the EU, inject new vitality into China-EU relations and jointly promote the world economic recovery, the Premier said.

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny praised the Chinese government's economic reform efforts, saying that Ireland valued its ties with China and hoped to maintain high-level exchanges and expand cooperation in trade, agriculture, finance, aviation leasing, clean energy, biopharmaceutical, education and tourism and enhance people-to-people exchanges.

The two leaders witnessed the signing of deals on people-to-people exchanges and agricultural cooperation.  



Sourse: http://english.gov.cn/premier/photos/2015/05/18/content_281475109742865.htm


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