Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Berlin on Wednesday at the beginning of an official visit to Germany at the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
During the visit, Li is scheduled to meet President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and attend the annual China-Germany prime ministers' meeting. Li and Merkel will also participate in a China-Germany innovation forum.
Li's visit is expected to contribute to enhancing strategic communication and coordination, increase political trust and inject new impetus into bilateral relations, said Vice Foreign Minister Wang Chao prior to Li's visit.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Germany. Li's visit is part of several China-EU exchanges expected to take place across the year, aimed at consolidating cooperation between China and Europe.
After his visit to Germany, Li will then travel to Brussels where he will attend a China-EU business summit and a dialogue on innovation cooperation.