|China and Lithuania have discussed the perspective of constructing a deep-water port in Klaipeda|
2010 10 28
The President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, who is currently on the official visit in China, met on 26 October in Beijing with the vice-chairman of the National Republic of China Xi Jinping. As reported by IA REGNUM News at the press service of the head of the country, the delegations from both countries exchanged opinions during the working meeting on the economic situation in Lithuania and in China, on bilateral relations and cooperation within the framework of the European Union. Grybauskaite presented the position of Lithuania in supporting further the cooperation between China and the European Union in the sphere multilateral relations.
Speaking about the development of bilateral relations, the President stressed that wider and stronger economic and cultural relations are beneficial for Lithuania, in particular the development of specific projects in the sphere of cooperation and investments. “We have discussed with vice-chairman the possibility of establishing technological parks on the basis of bilateral agreements, the perspective of constructing a deep-water port in Klaipeda, transport and logistics centres, research and investments in the alternative energy sources. There are many areas for cooperation as on the basis of bilateral, as on multilateral relations within the framework of the European Union”, - told the President after the meeting. Grybauskaite expressed her expectations that Lithuania will be able to make use of any newly opened opportunity for cooperation “with such a mighty state which is becoming more and more important for Europe and for the entire world as well.
Vice-chairman of China congratulated Lithuania with the successful participation in the World’s Fair, where the Lithuanian pavilion was visited by six million people. According to the words of Xi Jinping, China greatly appreciates the role of Lithuania in the development of dialogue between the European Union and China. Assessing the perspectives of bilateral relations, vice-chairman of China assured the president of Lithuania that the authorities of the NationalRepublic of China will on the highest level encourage Chinese companies and establishments for investing in Lithuania.
Material has been prepared by the Centre of Geopolitical Studies with reference to the article from «IA REGNUM» of 26 10 2010