LI KEQIANG MEETS WITH PRESIDENT SERZH SARGSYAN OF ARMENIA

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

March 26 2015

2015/03/26

In the afternoon of March 26, 2015, Premier Li Keqiang met at the
Great Hall of the People with President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia,
who came to China to pay a state visit and attend the Boao Forum for
Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2015.

Li Keqiang said that President Xi Jinping and Your Excellency
President together signed the Joint Statement on Further Developing
and Deepening Friendly Cooperative Relations yesterday, which injected
new impetus into the development of the bilateral relations. China
is willing to work with Armenia to deepen friendly cooperation and
promote common development through mutual respect, equal treatment,
and mutual support.

Li Keqiang pointed that China boasts advanced and surplus capacity in
various fields, and has accumulated rich experience in infrastructure
construction, with equipment being highly cost-effective. China is
willing to conform to the new development plan of your country and
carry out cooperation in such fields as railways, highways, nuclear
power and electric power. In the meanwhile, China is willing to help
Armenia to build production lines of steel and iron, cement, plate
glass and others, and carry out infrastructure construction with
local materials to promote the industrialization process of Armenia,
so as to achieve mutual benefit and win-win results. The Economic and
Trade Cooperation Committee between two countries should play a bigger
role in promoting bilateral economic and trade, people-to-people and
cultural, as well as local exchanges and cooperation.

Serzh Sargsyan said that the two peoples of Armenia and China
have enjoyed long-lasting friendship for generations. Since the
establishment of the diplomatic relationship, the two countries have
witnessed increasingly deepened political mutual trust and constantly
promoted friendly cooperative relations, and have become important
political, economic and trade partners of each other. Armenia is
willing to work with China to deeply explore the potentials for
bilateral economic and trade cooperation, enhance cooperation in
tourism and aviation industry, and expand people-to-people and
cultural exchanges so as to promote common development. Armenia
welcomes Chinese enterprises to invest in Armenia and participate in
construction of infrastructure including highways, nuclear power and
electric power as well as cooperation in mining industry, and looks
forward to conducting capacity cooperation with China, promoting
Armenia's economic and social development.

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