China, Canada pledge to enhance high-level exchanges

Published: 10:38 GMT, Jul 14, 2017 |

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met Canadian Governor General David Johnston in Beijing on Thursday, and both sides pledged to enhance high-level exchanges.

Li said China-Canada relations have entered a new phase of stable and healthy development.

China is willing to enhance high-level exchanges with Canada, promote political mutual trust, tap the potential of cooperation and complementarity, press ahead with free trade agreement negotiations, expand cultural exchange and cooperation and push forward the all-round development of bilateral ties, Li said.

Talking about climate change, Li pointed out that coping with climate change is a responsibility shared by the international community, and China will firmly implement the commitment of the Paris Agreement, stick to the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, implement measures of coping with climate change.

By doing so, China is not only fulfilling its responsibilities as a responsible developing country, but also is promoting the transformation of its economic growth model, he added.

Li said China is willing to deepen cooperation with Canada in clean energy and other fields.

Johnston said Canada is willing to enhance high-level exchanges with China, strengthen mutually-beneficial cooperation in various fields to bring more benefits to the people of the two countries.