China and Germany have agreed to enhance their comprehensive strategic partnership and cooperation in jointly dealing with the global economic crisis, visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said in Berlin Thursday.
The strengthened Sino-German cooperation is of special significance in the context of the current world economic downturn, Wen told a press conference following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The two nations should strengthen cooperation in various fields and press ahead with their comprehensive strategic partnership, which bears global responsibility amid an ailing global economy, the Chinese premier added.
Wen, who is on an official one-day visit to Germany, will also attend a forum on bilateral economic and technological cooperation later Thursday.
Germany is the second leg of Wen's weeklong European tour following Switzerland, where he attended the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos.
The trip will also take him to the European Union headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, as well as Spain and Britain.