|Li Keqiang and Heads of Major International Economic and Financial Institutions Jointly Meet the Press|
On the morning of September 12, 2017, Premier Li Keqiang and President Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank, Managing Director Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo of the World Trade Organization, Director-General Guy Ryder of the International Labor Organization, Secretary-General Angel Gurría of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Chairman Mark Carney of the Financial Stability Board jointly met the press after holding the second "1+6" Roundtable at the Fanghua Garden of Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.
Li Keqiang introduced his view on the current world economic situation. When it comes to China's economy, Li Keqiang stressed and pointed out that in the first half of this year, China's economy increased by 6.9 percent, and in the second half, it will stay on the upward trajectory of the first half of this year. China has the confidence to maintain its economic growth at medium-high speed, and make it march toward medium-high end.
Heads of international economic and financial institutions present at the meeting thanked the Chinese government for setting up the platform for various parties to jointly discuss major topics on world economy and China's economy. They expressed that China has achieved fruitful outcomes through its efforts in promoting growth, adjusting structure and preventing risks, smoothly advanced economic transformation and upgrading, successfully stimulated market vitality through mass entrepreneurship and grassroots entrepreneurship and constantly improved business environment. China values and supports multilateralism and free trade and its economy enjoys stable performance with good momentum for growth, providing strong support for world economy to maintain the momentum of recovery and growth. International economic and financial institutions support China in continuously advancing structural reform and open development, and enhancing efforts in growth quality and sustainability. They appreciated China's firm stance on committing to safeguarding multilateral trading system, and expected to continuously discuss the major topics of common concern regularly.