Chinese premier meets with French finance minister

Updated: 2015-09-18 22:43


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Chinese premier meets with French finance minister

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 18, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - Premier Li Keqiang on Friday met with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin in Beijing, vowing to improve China-France cooperation.

Sapin co-chaired the third China-France High-Level Economic and Financial Dialogue (HED) with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai on Friday.

Li said China was ready to work with France to enhance macroeconomic policy coordination and deepen cooperation in civilian nuclear energy, finance and third-party markets.

He lauded the consensus reached Friday that a mutual investment fund should be established by November this year for partnership in third-party markets, calling it an innovative action.

He believed that such cooperation will tap the potential of the market and benefit all partners in the cooperation.

Li said China's policy on making use of foreign investment will not change.

China will continue to expand market access for foreign investors, making it more convenient for them, he said, welcoming more foreign investors to participate in emerging industries in China.

Sapin said France attaches great importance to Li's constructive proposal concerning the third-party market, and was ready to work with China to implement the initiative.

France appreciated the economic measures taken by Chinese government and believes that China's economy will remain stable and continue to contribute to world economic growth.

The two sides also exchanged views on issues concerning climate change.