Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang arrived here on Sunday, starting his official visit to Germany.
Zhang made the German tour at the invitation of the German government.
In his written speech at the airport, Zhang said the China-German relations are facing favorable opportunities, noting both sides had conducted the effective cooperation and exchange in areas like economic cooperation, science and technology, education and culture.
The Vice Premier said he hoped his visit would promote the relations between China and Germany, and push forward the practical cooperation in a wide range of fields between the two countries.
During his five-day stay in Germany, Zhang is to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Economic Minister Michael Glos.
Zhang will also attend the third meeting of the China-Europe Forum in Hamburg and visit several big companies.