Chinese premier leaves Beijing for European tour
www.chinaview.cn 2009-01-27 10:18:12   Print

    BEIJING, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao left Beijing Tuesday morning for official visits to four European countries and the EU headquarters from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2.

    He will head for Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Britain. He is also scheduled to visit the EU headquarters and attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Wen was invited by President of the Swiss Confederation Hans-Rudolf Merz, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and WEF Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab.

Wen's European visits to be "trip of confidence", says Chinese official

    BEIJING, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Premier Wen Jiabao's upcoming European visit would show China's confidence to work with European nations and organizations to push forward the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership and deepen the bilateral cooperation, said a Foreign Ministry official here on Thursday.

    The Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that Premier Wen would make official visits to Switzerland, Germany, the EU headquarters, Spain and Britain from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2. He will also attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.  Full story

Interview: Premier Wen's visit highlights good Swiss-China ties: envoy

    GENEVA, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's upcoming visit to Switzerland highlights the good quality of relations between the two countries, former Swiss ambassador to China Dante Martinelli has said.

    The two countries have maintained solid and "very good" relations, Martinelli, who is now ambassador to the U.N. Office in Geneva, told Xinhua in an interview.    Full story

Swiss president, Chinese premier to meet on relations, int'l issues

    GENEVA, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz said Friday that he warmly welcomes Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Switzerland and is looking forward to meeting him in Bern.

    As a power with global influence, China holds a strategic position in the international community, Merz told Chinese Ambassador Dong Jinyi in the Swiss capital.  Full story

Chinese premier to visit Europe, attend World Economic Forum

    BEIJING, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will make official visits to Switzerland, Germany, the EU headquarters, Spain and Britain between Jan. 27 to Feb. 2. He will also attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

    Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu made the announcement at a press conference here Tuesday.  Full story

Editor: Zhang Mingyu
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