Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) meets with Australian New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian in Sydney, Australia, March 25, 2017. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)
SYDNEY, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday called for enhancing cooperation with the Australian state of New South Wales.
Li made the remark when meeting with New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian in Sydney during his five-day visit to Australia.
"We encourage Chinese companies to enhance cooperation with New South Wales, and expand cooperation in the fields of energy and resources, agriculture and animal husbandry, finance, and science and technological innovation, " Li said.
China also urges its companies to increase exchanges with companies of New South Wales in economy and trade, investment, culture, education and tourism, he added.
While stating that China will open its door wider and wider, Li said he hopes that New South Wales would provide good environment and convenience for Chinese companies to invest and do business in the state.
Describing Li's visit to Australia as productive, fruitful and successful, Berejiklian said New South Wales treasures China-Australia friendship and is willing to seize the opportunity provided by the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement to expand cooperation with China in the fields of finance, medical care, education and tourism.
Berejiklian said more Chinese companies are welcome to invest in the state of New South Wales.