Chinese PM meets IMF chief

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Added On November 8, 2018

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has met with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde, pledging to work with the IMF to promote international economic cooperation and free trade.
 
Li extended his welcome to Lagarde for attending the third "1+6" Roundtable with leaders of major international economic and financial institutions on Tuesday. 
 
The premier said the global economy is faced with increasing instabilities and uncertainties as well as the resurgence of protectionism. He added that China is ready to stay in close touch and coordination with major international economic institutions. 
 
Li noted that Chinese President Xi Jinping has reaffirmed to the world at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) that China stays firmly committed to the opening up policy and will take concrete steps to advance it. 
 
Lagarde said that the IMF felt China's firm confidence to support free trade and further open up, and is heartened by the current reform and opening up measures taken by China. 
 
Meanwhile, the IMF stands ready to shore up communication and coordination with China to jointly safeguard international financial stability and the sustainable development of world economy.