Prime Minister meets with a series of world leaders

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets with Singaporean President Halimah Yacob, who came to China for the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, February 5, 2022. . [Photo/Xinhua]

Premier Li Keqiang met with a series of foreign guests who were traveling to China to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics, pledging to strengthen ties with countries and international organizations that ‘they represent.

During a meeting with Zoran Tegeltija, chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Saturday, Li said China would import more high-quality specialized agricultural products from the European country, encourage the implementation of cooperation in the field of energy and infrastructure and would continue to intensify anti-pandemic cooperation.

Tegeltija said his country has always upheld the one-China principle and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China. His country attaches great importance to cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European countries, he added.

Li also met with Papua New Guinean Prime Minister James Marape via video link on Saturday. The two sides had an in-depth exchange of views and reached broad consensus on the development of bilateral relations and other issues of common concern, and issued a joint statement after the meeting.

Noting that PNG is an important cooperative partner of China in the South Pacific region, Li said China is willing to work with the country to enhance political mutual trust and expand mutually beneficial cooperation.

He said China is willing to expand cooperation with PNG in areas such as infrastructure, energy resources, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and wants more high-quality fish products from the countries are entering the Chinese market.

Marape thanked China for its assistance in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and reaffirmed that his country adheres to the one-China principle and firmly supports China’s safeguarding of national sovereignty.

Li also met with World Health Organization Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday, calling for solidarity, cooperation and more understanding among members of the international community to defeat the raging pandemic.

He said the Chinese government will continue to support WHO’s important role in fighting the pandemic and safeguarding human health.

Li also called for promoting the accessibility and affordability of vaccines as a global public good and using science and technology to develop effective drugs to help defeat the virus as soon as possible.

Tedros said the WHO highly appreciates the efforts of the Chinese government and people in fighting the pandemic.

The WHO adheres to scientific principle in tracing the origins of the virus and opposes the politicization of tracing, he said, adding that it will cooperate more with China to promote equitable access to vaccines, increase vaccination rate and defeat the pandemic as soon as possible. possible.

When meeting with World Intellectual Property Organization Director General Daren Tang on Saturday, Li said China will continue to comprehensively strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights and provide equal protection to IPR of Chinese and foreign companies.

Tang congratulated China on the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics and said that the PMOI values ​​cooperation with China.

Also on Saturday, China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu held talks with ROK National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seug, who led a delegation to attend the opening ceremony of the Games. .

Li, chairman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, said this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the ROK, and China is willing to work with the country to continuously deepen their strategic cooperation partnership.

He called on the two sides to enhance political mutual trust, promote mutually beneficial cooperation, enhance people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and properly handle sensitive issues.

Park expressed hope for stronger cooperation with China in areas including economy, culture, sports and pandemic containment.

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