|Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 23, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)|
China's top political advisor meets Venezuelan president
BEIJING, Sept. 23 -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro here on Monday.
Li hailed the fruitful China-Venezuela strategic partnership, and spoke highly of the good beginning of the Venezuelan government in developing economy and improving people's wellbeing.
Li said China believed the Venezuelan government and people will continue to progress in national development.
The premier also briefed the guests on China's efforts to promote economic transformation.
In the face of an economic downturn, China adopted a strategy in consideration of both immediate and long-term needs. China kept the deficit from expanding, did not relax or tighten the monetary policy, maintained economic growth by adjusting economic structure and promoting reform, boosted market vitality, enhanced weak links, upgraded the quality and efficiency of growth, ensured and improved people's wellbeing, so as to lay a good foundation for sustained and healthy development of the economy, Li said.
He added that China will deepen reciprocal cooperation with all countries to achieve common development.
Maduro said relations with China are exemplary country-to-country relations. The bilateral cooperation benefited the two peoples. Venezuela will enhance cooperation with China in areas including energy, finance, mining, agriculture and infrastructure construction, and further deepen their strategic partnership.
He added that he believed the bilateral cooperation will help Venezuela to realize development transformation.
On Monday afternoon, China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng also met Maduro.