Dutch PM sees fruitful results, broad prospects in cooperation with China

ROME - The Netherlands' cooperation with China has yielded fruitful results in various fields and enjoys broad prospects, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said here on Sunday.
The prime minister made the remarks when he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping's special representative Wang Yi on the sidelines of Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders' Summit.
Rutte told Wang, also Chinese state councilor and foreign minister, that his country is ready to enhance exchanges at all levels with China and welcomes more investment from China.
The Netherlands values the opportunities created for bilateral relations by the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic ties between the Netherlands and China, and is ready to celebrate with China this year of great significance, he said.
For his part, Wang said that as next year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic ties, it is of important significance to build on the legacy and take it forward.
Regarding the Netherlands as a "gateway" for cooperation between China and the European Union (EU), China attaches great importance to its relations with the Netherlands, he said.
China stands ready to work with the Netherlands to sum up experiences, plan for the future and push for greater progress in bilateral ties so as to bring more benefits to the two countries and the two peoples, and inject new impetus into China-EU relations, he said.
The two sides should, Wang said, stick to mutual respect and mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation, advance a high level of openness between the two countries, deepen cooperation in fields such as interconnectivity, digital economy and green growth, and work together to promote economic recovery in both countries and the world.
He also expressed hope that the Dutch side will provide an open, fair and non-discriminatory business environment for Chinese companies in the Netherlands.
Rutte said he looks forward to the Beijing Winter Olympics with great expectations. Wang briefed him on the preparations for the Beiji

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