Chinese gov't welcomes Merkel's China visit this year

September 16, 2015 6:05 am 

BEIJING, Sept. 15 — china would welcome a visit from German Chancellor Angela Merkel this year, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Hong Lei said at a regular news briefing that frequent high-level visits between china and Germany in recent years have boosted bilateral ties and helped the China-Europe relationship.

China attaches importance to ties with Germany, Hong said, adding that both sides are communicating on Merkel's plan to visit China.

Hong expressed his belief that high-level visits will consolidate various cooperation between the two countries and play an important role in China-Europe ties. (PNA/Xinhua)

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