Barrage of deals expected on Europe trip

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Nearly 100 agreements are expected to be reached during Premier Li Keqiang’s upcoming second visit to Europe this year, which starts on Thursday and underlines increasingly closer cooperation between China and Europe.

The expected deals cover a range of sectors including industrial cooperation, energy, high-speed railways, finance, science and education, according to the Foreign Ministry.

Li will visit Germany, Russia, Italy and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization headquarters in Rome from Thursday to Wednesday of next week, and will attend the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting summit in Milan on Oct 16 and 17.