Senior CPC official: Sino-Turkish economic cooperation has broad perspective

08:59, April 15, 2010      

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Li Changchun, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, addresses the China-Turkey business seminar in Istanbul of Turkey, April 14, 2010. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

Li Changchun, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), said in Istanbul Wednesday that the economic cooperation between China and Turkey has "broad perspective."

Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, was on an official goodwill visit to Turkey.

He addressed businessmen from Turkey and those Chinese enterprises who operate in this country in the crossroad of Asia and Europe.

"Mutual trust is the pretext for bilateral cooperation," he said, urging both sides to consolidate political foundation for promoting economic cooperation in line with mutual respect, mutual benefit, equality and common development.

Dual-track trade registered 12 folds growth in the first decade of the new century. The trade volume increased 69 percent in the first quarter of this year, of which Turkey's export to China scored a year-on-year growth at 152.8 percent.

"We are satisfied with and proud of such performance in the backdrop of international financial crisis," he said, adding the economic cooperation has become "a pillar" of bilateral relationship.

The recovery of the world economy still has certain instable and uncertain elements. Under the context, Li made proposals to further promote bilateral economic and trade cooperation.

First, he urged the two sides to cherish the traditional friendship and nurture the sound development momentum of bilateral economic and trade cooperation.

Second, he required the relevant governmental departments to enhance policy-oriented guidance to the enterprises. The two sides should use different channels, including the dispatch of procurement delegations to the other country, so as to steadily expand trade volume.

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