Developing the friendly cooperation between China and Germany is the common aspiration of two peoples and accords with the fundamental interests of the two countries, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Thursday.
At a meeting with visiting German Deputy Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Joschka Fischer, Wen said China and Germany trust each other politically and enjoy a high level of trade and economic cooperation, which still has a huge potential.
Consultation and cooperation between the two countries in international affairs have been strengthened constantly, the premier said.
The Chinese side appreciates Germany for its adherence to the one-China policy and for its support to China's peaceful reunification, Wen said.
Fischer, who arrived here Wednesday on a three-day official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, said the German side speaks positively of Germany-China relations, and appreciates China's policy of reform and opening up.
The German side is willing to continue pushing forward the bilateral relations, Fischer said, reiterating that the German government will continue to uphold the one-China policy.
China is the second leg of Fischer's Asia tour. He visited India and will continue on to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.