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China says it will invest in Romanian energy and resume meat imports as PM arrives for summit

  • China's Premier Li Keqiang, right, walks next to the Prime Minister of Romania Victor Ponta, left, upon arriving at the Henri Coanda airport, outside Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. China's Premier will attend the China - Central and Eastern Europe meeting of heads of government, starting Tuesday in the Romanian capital.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    China's Premier Li Keqiang, right, walks next to the Prime Minister of Romania Victor Ponta, left, upon arriving at the Henri Coanda airport, outside Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. China's Premier will attend the China - Central and Eastern Europe meeting of heads of government, starting Tuesday in the Romanian capital.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

  • China's Premier Li Keqiang waves from an airplane upon arriving at the Henri Coanda airport, outside Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. China's Premier will attend the China - Central and Eastern Europe meeting of heads of government, starting Tuesday in the Romanian capital.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    China's Premier Li Keqiang waves from an airplane upon arriving at the Henri Coanda airport, outside Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. China's Premier will attend the China - Central and Eastern Europe meeting of heads of government, starting Tuesday in the Romanian capital.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

  • China's Premier Li Keqiang, right, walks alongside the Prime Minister of Romania Victor Ponta, upon arriving at the Henri Coanda airport, outside Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. China's Premier will attend the China - Central and Eastern Europe meeting of heads of government, starting Tuesday in the Romanian capital. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    China's Premier Li Keqiang, right, walks alongside the Prime Minister of Romania Victor Ponta, upon arriving at the Henri Coanda airport, outside Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. China's Premier will attend the China - Central and Eastern Europe meeting of heads of government, starting Tuesday in the Romanian capital. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

China's prime minister says his country will invest in Romanian nuclear and wind energy production as well as a high-speed railway.

Li Keqiang arrived in Romania Monday a day ahead of a summit with leaders from Central and East European countries.

On the occasion of the visit, Romanian and Chinese officials signed various deals to cooperate in nuclear and thermoelectric energy projects and to resume beef and pork exports. No values for the deals were disclosed.

Romanian exports to China have tripled since 2008 and bilateral commerce this year amounted to $3.27 billion, according to Chinese authorities.

It was the first visit by a Chinese prime minister to Romania in 19 years. Li said the visit "consolidates reciprocal political trust."