Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan on Wednesday called for China and Spain
to expand bilateral trade, mutual direct investment and cooperation
in equipment manufacturing.
Zeng made the remarks when meeting with Pedro Solbes, second
Spanish deputy prime minister and minister of economy and finance,
and his party.
He said the people of the two countries enjoy traditional
friendship. The two countries have a sound foundation for
cooperation in politics, economics and other fields, and have
reached broad consensus on many important international issues, he
The Chinese government says its relations with Spain are
extremely important, Zeng said. Last year, the two heads of states
visited the other's country and established a comprehensive
Zeng expressed the hope that the two sides will set up a
cooperation mechanism for small and medium-sized enterprises,
enhance exchanges in analyzing international economy, and jointly
explore Latin American and African markets.
Zeng also briefed the guests about China's current economic
situation and its eleventh five-year program (2006-2010). The two
sides also conferred on issues of common concern such as the energy
and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
(Xinhua News Agency April 13, 2006)