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Premier Wen, Merkel visit Airbus Tianjin facility

08-31-2012 17:19 BJT

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Premier Wen Jiabao and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel have wrapped up a visit to the Airbus Tianjin facility.

The two leaders took the high-speed intercity express train to the port city in north China, half an hour away from Beijing. The highlight of their visit was witnessing the 100th A-320 coming off the assembly line.

The Airbus Tianjin facility was set up in September 2008, and delivered its first aircraft in June 2009. Merkel praised the facility as a milestone in trade and technology cooperation between China and Europe.

Premier Wen called Merkel's visit productive, and says the two countries have carried out effective dialogue in key economic and political issues. He reaffirmed China's support for eurozone’s efforts to combat the sovereign debt crisis.

On Thursday, China agreed to buy 50 Airbus planes worth 3.5 billion US dollars from Germany. This is Merkel’s second visit to China this year, and her 6th since taking office in 2005.

Premier Wen Jiabao(R3) and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel have wrapped up a
visit to the Airbus Tianjin facility.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CCTV.com

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