China is major Lithuania’s partner in Asia – Lithuania’s PM

  • 2013-03-06

VILNIUS – On March 5, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius met with China's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Liu Zengwen and discussed bilateral relations and cooperation in the economic sector as well as transport and tourism, reports LETA.

The PM pointed out that the current Government was ready to develop bilateral relations between Lithuania and China.

"China is the largest and the major Lithuania's partner in the Asian region. Last year bilateral trade volume was record high. We are still interested in increasing trade with this Asian country," says Butkevicius.

The officials also paid attention to Lithuania's export of agricultural products to China. China's Ambassador noted that China appreciated Lithuanian food for its high quality. Butkevicius said that they will seek opportunities to further increase the volume of exports.

"Bilateral trade is growing, therefore we are very happy but we will certainly seek to increase exports to China, especially our farmers' production. We are also interested in developing cooperation with China in the transport sector, we urge China to take advantage of the train Saule in transit from China across Lithuania," said the PM.