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Premier Li congratulates Italy's new prime minister

2018-06-07 23:49:00 (Beijing Time)         Chinadaily.com.cn

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Premier Li Keqiang extended his congratulations to Giuseppe Conte for assuming office as the new Italian prime minister on Thursday.

In his congratulatory message to Conte, Li said China and Italy have made productive outcomes in exchanges and cooperation in trade, investment, technological innovation, culture and education, with good momentum for the development of bilateral ties and increasing political trust in recent years. Those have benefited people from both sides, he said.

Li said China attaches great importance to the relations with Italy and is willing to work with the European Union country's new government to further consolidate traditional friendship, further align the Belt and Road Initiative with Italy's development strategy, enhance policy coordination, strengthen practical cooperation and promote the comprehensive strategic partnership to a higher level.