Premier Li Keqiang said Friday that China stands ready to strengthen economic and trade cooperation with Norway, which he described as an important cooperative partner of China in northern Europe.
In a phone conversation with Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store, Li said China is willing to increase the import of high-quality agricultural and fishery products from Norway.
China is willing to make joint efforts with Norway to quickly reach a bilateral free trade agreement and an agreement to avoid double taxation, he added.
China is also ready to strengthen cooperation with Norway in combating climate change, he said.
China will continue to expand its opening-up and promote bilateral and multilateral international cooperation, he said.
Li told Store that China is willing to uphold mutual respect and equal treatment between the two countries, consolidate political mutual trust, deepen win-win cooperation and strengthen coordination in business. multilateral relations, in order to promote the healthy development of bilateral relations.
Store praised the good economic and trade relations between Norway and China as well as their close communication on multilateral occasions.
He stressed Norway’s adherence to the one-China policy, adding that Norway is ready to deepen cooperation with China in various fields and strengthen people-to-people and cultural exchanges.
The two leaders also exchanged views on the Ukrainian issue.