China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin on Wednesday pledged to expand mutual investment and economic cooperation with Poland, as both China and Poland have survived the global financial turmoil.
Jia Qinglin (L), chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, meets with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Warsaw, Poland, Nov. 3, 2010. [Ding Lin/Xinhua]
"Thanks to the deepening of China's reform and opening-up policy and the speedy integration of the European Union, there are increasing interdependence and common interests between China and Poland," Jia said.
He called for efforts to further promote trade and mutual investment, expand cooperation fields, and create favorable conditions for business cooperation.
Polish Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Waldemar Pawlak said China has been Poland's largest trade and economic partner in Asia.
Chinese-Polish trade reached 9 billion U.S. dollars last year, slightly lower than the record high of 10 billion dollars in 2008 due to the global financial crisis. Bilateral trade is expected to rebound this year, said Pawlak at the breakfast meeting.
Pawlak invited Chinese companies to invest in his country to contribute to a more balanced trade.