Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has visited China on October 30###sup/sup### and 31st, a tour called by Chinese Ambassador to Belgium Qu Xing as further symbol that bilateral relations are being boosted to a "historic high” by leaders of both sides. Michel's visit marked the 45###sup/sup### anniversary of Sino-Belgian diplomatic relations, which date from October 1971.
The high frequency of high-level exchanges also perfectly illustrates the importance of commercial relations. In 2014 and 2015, the heads-of-state of Belgium and China visited each other, promising to deepen the comprehensive, friendly and cooperative partnership. Last year, Premier Li Keqiang visited Belgium and, together with Michel, witnessed the signing of 12 cooperation agreements accounting for more than 20 billion dollars.
During Michel's visit, which was postponed due to the March terrorist attacks in Brussels, Qu said he will meet Chinese leaders and also attend the celebration of the 45th anniversary of bilateral relations organized by the Belgian Embassy in China. He will also address a high-level economic and trade forum. The visit comes at a time when China is continuing to change its economic model and at a moment where more and more Chinese companies are taking part in merger and acquisition operations in western countries, which enhance their presence in the west.
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