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China-Germany economic cooperation in good momentum: Chinese Commerce Minister

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-02-26 14:46

BERLIN -- Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said on Thursday that economic and trade cooperation between China and Germany was in good momentum in recent years, both sides should make joint efforts to gain more achievements.

Gao made the remarks in Berlin during his visit to the German capital. He said that boosted by the frequent visits and meetings of both countries' leaders, economic and trade cooperation between China and Germany kept a good momentum.

Both sides should make joint efforts to implement agreements reached in recent years and prepare for another meeting of leaders scheduled in this year, Gao said in talks with German Economic Affairs and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel.

When meeting with German Economic Cooperation and Development Minister Gerd Mueller, Gao said China and Germany made headway in development cooperation. He hoped achievements could be reached in setting up a China-Germany sustainable development center.

According to a press release provided by the Chinese minister's delegation, Gao and the German ministers reached consensus on various issues including properly resolving trade disputes, pushing forward negotiations over an investment pact between China and EU, as well as development cooperation in a third country.

During his visit, Gao also met with Federation of German Industries (BDI) President Ulrich Grillo, Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) President Eric Schweitzer, and representatives from German companies including Volkswagen, Siemens, Deutsche Bahn and Deutsche Post.

Gao encouraged German companies to expand their investment in China and participate in innovative industries cooperation between the two countries.

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