Chinese vice premier visits switzerland

CNC report from Bern
Added On February 19, 2013

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu says China and Switzerland should respect each other's way of development, take each other's important concerns into consideration, and realize win-win cooperation and mutual development.

Hui made the remarks when metting with Swiss top officials in Bern on Monday.

Hui said China and Switzerland have made fruitful achievements in cooperations of finance, culture and education, science and technology, tourism, and personnel training.

He  said China has attached great importance to develop China-Switzerland relation and is willing to complete the Free Trade Agreement, or FTA, negotiations with Switzerland as soon as possible.

Hui also said the two countries should explore the potential in agricultural cooperation. China welcomed Swiss agricultural companies to participate in China's modern agriculture.

The Swiss side expressed its willingness of expanding cooperation with China.

Swiss top officials said Switzerland is hoping to reach an agreement in the proposed FTA talks, and will strengthen the coordination and communication in important international affairs with China.

Hui started his five-day visit to Switzerland on February 16.