|Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang (R), meets with French president's diplomatic advisor Paul Jean-Ortiz in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 29, 2012. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)|
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- China on Saturday called for stronger pragmatic cooperation with France and a dynamic balance in bilateral trade.
"China and France should deepen pragmatic cooperation in the fields of high-tech, health and urbanization, as well as on particularly big projects, and help bilateral trade move toward a dynamic balance," Vice Premier Li Keqiang said in a meeting with the French president's diplomatic advisor Paul Jean-Ortiz on Saturday.
Jean-Ortiz is leading a delegation to Beijing for the annual China-France consultations, which he and Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo co-chaired on Saturday morning.
Li conveyed the greetings of Chinese President Hu Jintao and other Chinese leaders to French President Francois Hollande.
China and France are both important countries in the world, with extensive common interests and ground for cooperation, Li said.
"Under the circumstances of a changing international order and a sluggish global economic recovery, stronger China-France cooperation and new progress in the countries' all-around strategic partnership will go beyond the bilateral scope," Li said.