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Mr. Keqiang: The door of the Chinese market is wide open

Mr. Li Keqiang, the Premier of the People’s Republic of China, said that Bosnia and Herzegovinabecame a good friend of PR China and a good partner in Central and Eastern Europe.
- Rapid development of our bilateral relations has set a firm basis for our pragmatic cooperation – said Mr. Keqiang in the interview for today’s edition of the newspaper “Oslobođenje”.
Tomorrow, the Premier will participate in the summit of prime ministers of 16 Central and Eastern-European countries and PR China in Belgrade, wherein the BH delegation will also participate.
- Thermal Power Plant Stanari is the first project in thecooperation between PR China and countries of Central and Eastern Europe, built within the frame of special credit line of 10 billion US dollars. This year, Chinese companies have won the tender for Block 7 Thermal Power Plant in Tuzla and the Combined Heat and Power Plant in Zenica. We are pleased with the existing cooperation and full of expectations for the future. Next year, weshall celebrate the 20th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries. The Chinese side is ready to take the chance and work with joint efforts with Bosnia and Herzegovina, to completely use the potentials of our pragmatic cooperation and expand areas of cooperation through close exchanges in order to put our bilateral relations on a higher level, in a more active and stable manner – said the Premier of PR China.
While speaking about the manner in which the cooperation between PR China and countries of Central and Eastern Europe can coordinatewith efforts of partnership establishment for peace, growth, reforms and civilization between PR China and the EU and Chinese initiative “Belt and Road”, the Premier said that PR China supported the countries of Central and Eastern Europe with concrete actions in accelerating their own development and promoting the overall development of the EU.
- PR China has always firmly supported the process of European integration with hopes to see Europe as more united and more prosperous. PR China understands the political will of countries of Central and Eastern Europe to join the EU and respects the independent choice thereof. PR China has supported the countries of Central and Eastern Europe with concrete actions in accelerating their own development and promoting the overall development of the EU. PR China and the EU, the biggest developing country and the biggest group of developed countries currently in the world, share the same growing interests and deepen the mutually beneficial cooperation thereof. We have full confidence in future development of relations between China and Europe – said Mr. Keqiang.

The special credit line of 10 billion US dollars and the Investment Fund for the cooperation between PR China and countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as stated by Mr. Keqiang, have offered effective solutions for financing of companies from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Several large projects such as Thermal Power Plant Stanari in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mihajlo Pupin Bridge in Belgrade, Bar-Boljare highway in Montenegro and Belgrade-Budapest railway connection, according to Mr. Keqiang’s opinion, shall definitely strengthen local development and bring benefit tolocal people.
- The trade between PR China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe is for the first time expected to exceed 60 billion of US dollars. Goods/Products from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe enter more and more average households in China. Preliminary statistics indicate that nearly 1000 of companies from Central and Eastern Europe do business in PR China.

Press:
17th of December 2014, Biznis.ba
Fena (Federal News Agency BIH)


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