On April 17, Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli, who was invited to visit Albania, met with Albanian President Nisani in Tirana.
Zhang Gaoli first conveyed the cordial greetings and good wishes of President Xi Jinping. Zhang Gaoli said that the traditional friendship between China and Albania, Albania is one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the new China. In recent years, China-Albania relations have maintained a steady and healthy development. Frequent high-level exchanges between the two countries, political mutual trust has been deepened, economic and trade, investment, humanities and other areas continue to promote cooperation. China is satisfied with the good momentum of bilateral relations and is ready to work with Albania to further consolidate the traditional friendship between China and Albania countries and deepen bilateral cooperation in pragmatic cooperation, respect and take care of each other's core interests and major concerns and promote greater development of bilateral relations.
Zhang Gaoli said that President Xi Jinping's "The Belt and Road" initiative is openness, inclusive, adhere to the business, building, sharing the principle. Albania is located in Southeast Europe, land and sea traffic arteries, location advantages are obvious, "The Belt and Road" along the important countries. China is willing to combine the advantages and practical needs of Albania, in the "The Belt and Road" construction and "16 +1 cooperation" and other framework, focus on promoting the two transport infrastructure, production, tourism, agriculture and other key areas of pragmatic cooperation, And jointly promote the "Memorandum of Understanding" on the construction of "all the way along the way" to further strengthen the planning and guidance of bilateral pragmatic cooperation and strive for more concrete results for the benefit of the two countries and the two peoples.
Nisani asked Zhang Gaoli to convey his cordial greetings and best wishes to President Xi Jinping. He said that good Albania-China relations are of special importance to Albania. Albania appreciates the great achievements China has made and has played an important role in international affairs and looks forward to China's greater contribution to the development of the world economy and the Balkan region. China is willing to work with China to maintain friendly relations with China and to work together with China to further strengthen bilateral exchanges and cooperation in various fields and push bilateral relations to a new and higher level.
On the same day, Zhang Gaoli also held talks with Albanian Prime Minister Rama. Zhang Gaoli conveyed the cordial greetings and best wishes from Premier Li Keqiang. He said that China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Albania in the development of strategic docking and pragmatic cooperation in various fields, cooperation ideas, cooperation environment, cooperation mechanism,, cooperation projects and cooperation effects in-depth study, identify the entry point, expand the benefits Meet the point of view, to achieve common development and prosperity. To continue to expand the scale of bilateral trade and mutual investment, China is willing to further expand the import of Albanian products, continue to encourage domestic enterprises to expand investment in Albanian, and actively participate in and follow up Albanian planning the implementation of roads, hydropower stations, economic development zones and other infrastructure And major projects in the field of energy, and strive to achieve breakthroughs in large projects. We must closely promote the cultural exchanges, and actively promote cooperation in the fields of film, education, tourism and tourism, and consolidate the public opinion basis of bilateral relations.
Zhang Gaoli pointed out that China appreciates Albania's active support for "16 + 1 cooperation" and welcomes and looks forward to Albanian leaders attending a new meeting of leaders and activities in various fields under the "16 + 1 cooperation" framework. China is willing to earnestly implement the results of the meeting in Riga, and deepen cooperation in economic, trade, education, science and technology, culture, forestry, agriculture and local areas, and expand cooperation in logistics, e-commerce, small and medium-sized enterprises and environmental protection. Big projects, so that "16 + 1 cooperation" better benefit China and the Central and Eastern European countries.
Rama asked Zhang Gaoli to convey his cordial greetings and best wishes to Premier Li Keqiang. He said that China and China have deep traditional friendship, and Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli's visit will play an important role in promoting the future development of bilateral relations. Albania is looking forward to carrying out cooperation with China and welcomes Chinese enterprises to invest in China. Hope that the two sides in the "one way" construction and "16 + 1 cooperation" framework, to find a number of projects can be effective as soon as possible, the bilateral pragmatic cooperation really implemented.