Madrid, Spain (PortSEurope) November 29, 2018 – At a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, the countries agreed to develop their relationship, which should benefit many Spanish businesses.
Praising Sanchez’s efforts to develop bilateral relations and his support for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI – New Silk Road), Xi said China always values the friendship with Spain and highly values Spain’s important role in international affairs.
“There are multiple advantages including historical and geographic factors for China and Spain to conduct cooperation on the BRI,” said Xi, calling for greater synergy between the BRI and Spain’s “Strategic Vision for Spain in Asia” and the “Mediterranean Corridor”, closer economy and trade contacts, and more cooperation in such areas as ports, shipping, aviation, new energy vehicles and finance.
After the talks, the two leaders watched the signing of bilateral cooperation documents in areas including culture, economy, people’s livelihood, advanced materials, telecommunications, third-party markets cooperation, education and finance.
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