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Xinhua | Updated:2017-12-02 00:58SOCHI — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov here on Friday, saying he hopes that the two countries will make further efforts to tap cooperation potential in economy, trade and investment.Since China and Belarus established diplomatic ties 25 years ago, the two countries have always treated each other with respect and interacted as equals, said Li, expressing the hope that the two countries will seek greater synergy between their development strategies and give full play to their complementary advantages.Li called on both sides to cement cooperation on infrastructure construction and production capacity, and jointly explore new financing methods, with the construction of China-Belarus Industrial Park as a key project.Li also urged closer people-to-people exchanges, especially between the youths of the two countries, saying both sides should actively cultivate new growth points for cooperation.For his part, Kobyakov said Belarus supports the direction and measures of Chinas development, and is willing to actively align the two countries development plans and make efforts to establish an all-weather friendship of cooperation.Kobyakov said Belarus will attend the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai next year, speed up the construction of the Belarus-China Industrial Park, and further enhance bilateral cooperation on projects in areas of logistics and scientific innovation.Kobyakov hoped the two sides to designate 2018 a Year of Tourism, so as to expand bilateral tourism cooperation and boost exchanges between the youths of the two countries.Li arrived in Sochi Thursday morning to attend the 16th meeting of the Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Heads of Government (Prime Ministers).The SCO now comprises eight members, namely Pakistan, China, Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.Related StoriesChina to build 22 public welfare homes for BelarusChinese firms draw investors to Belarus industrial parkChina-Belarus industrial park makes breakthrough in attracting investorsSino-Belarusian research center launched in ZhanjiangPhotoLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchEfforts needed for sustainable projects1st Panda cub born in France named Yuan MengFree trade studies agreed on as Li meets with Canadian PM TrudeauChicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade held in USFinal whistle for elephant polo in Nepal after 35 yearsMost Viewed in 24 HoursExclusiveAfricans in China portray their own stories in filmFamily of Chinese man killed in US relives memoriesChinese elements in western mainstream mediaWeekly PhotoThe world in photos: Nov 27-Dec 3NewsmakerLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchSquash a perfect match for girl refugees in JordanSpecialPresident Xi attends APEC meetingUS President Donald Trump visits ChinaReporters JournalGentrification, segregation cause for concern in growing DCTimes Square stunt drives home a bittersweet realityChina-JapanLi tells Japanese business leaders its time for bilateral cooperationChina-USChinese music finds new foothold in United StatesChina-EuropeDoctor keeps vision alive in HeilongjiangChina-AfricaEfforts needed for sustainable projectsBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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