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Lithuania and China want to boost economic cooperation

Monday, August 31, Vilnius - President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė received Vice Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China Huy Liang Yu.

In the meeting, President Grybauskaitė and Chinese Vice Prime Minister discussed bilateral cooperation opportunities and prospects.

On the issue of the development of bilateral relations, the President underlined that by opening its market to the European Union countries, China would create the conditions for Lithuania too to increase its exports to China. According to the Head of State, seeking to deepen economic cooperation Lithuania intends to participate in the international exhibition EXPO-2010 to be held in Shanghai next year.

President Grybauskaitė welcomed China's decision to attend the ASEM TMM, the Asian-European meeting of transport ministers, on 19-20 October in Vilnius and thanked Chinese authorities for cooperating in organising this event. This is the first ASEM transport ministers' meeting organised on Lithuania's initiative, aimed at promoting a more active participation in the shaping of global and regional transport policies, improving the image of Lithuania as a transit country, and attracting freight from Europe and Asia.

The President also welcomed Chinese determination to attend the United Nations summit on climate change due on 7-18 December in Copenhagen.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2009.08.31 12:06