Premier Li Qiang meets with Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Klaus Schwab in Tianjin
by swisschambei in Bilateral Relations
Premier Li Qiang has stressed the importance of making concerted efforts in resuming world economic growth and addressing global challenges, ahead of the 14th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as the Summer Davos Forum. He made the remarks on Monday when meeting with Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director-general of the World Trade Organization, in Tianjin, where the forum will be held. The event, themed “Entrepreneurship: The Driving Force of the Global Economy”, runs from June 27-29. In his meeting with Schwab, Li said China’s cooperation with the WEF has been fruitful since Beijing started its alliance with the forum in 1979, which was marked by the arrival of a Chinese delegation in Davos. In the age of globalization, with interests intertwined, it is an irreversible trend that all countries must coordinate with each other and complement each other’s advantages, he said. He called on all countries to promote mutual trust, reduce misunderstanding, and achieve mutual benefits through candid and in-depth dialogue so as to overcome common challenges.