|Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 11, 2013. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)|
DALIAN, China, Sept. 11-- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo on the sidelines of the annual Summer Davos in Dalian in northeast China's Liaoning Province on Wednesday.
Li said Belgium played a leading role among EU countries in promoting China-EU cooperation. China, the largest developing country, and the European Union, the largest union of developed countries, share broad prospects for cooperation.
He called on the two countries to plan the future of the China-EU relationship from a strategic and long-term perspective, jointly promote trade, investment and trade liberalization, and oppose trade protectionism.
Di Rupo said China is an important partner of Belgium, and the country pursues a friendly policy with China and is willing to be a gateway for Chinese companies to enter the European market.
He also vowed to enhance exchanges and cooperation with China in all areas, support China and the EU in solving trade disputes through friendly consultation, and push forward EU-China ties to achieve greater development.
Di Rupo is here to attend the annual meeting of the Summer Davos, which opened on Wednesday. Li attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech.