China’s PM to encourage local business to invest in Lithuania’s SEZs

  • 2012-09-11

VILNIUS/BEIJING - During his working visit to China, Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius invited Chinese business to invest in Lithuania’s free economic zones (SEZ) more actively and create a platform for Chinese business development both in Lithuania and the Nordic - Baltic region.

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao promised to encourage his country’s businessmen to invest in Lithuania’s SEZs.

Tuesday morning (Lithuanian time) the heads of Lithuanian and Chinese governments discussed cooperation in the fields of high technologies, agriculture, transport, education and tourism. The PMs stressed that their regular cooperation on the governmental level provides for new opportunities to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

They also agreed that since their last meeting in Warsaw in April relations between corresponding ministries in Lithuania and Chinese have been intensifying. Lithuania's exports to China doubled in 2011.

Kubilius greeted his Chinese counterpart with his upcoming 70th birthday and gave him a Lithuania’s national basketball team t-shirt with Jonas Kazlauskas’ autograph. Lithuanian basketball coach Kazlaukas recently coached Chinese national basketball team.