|Yang Jiechi Meets with President of the European Council Charles Michel|
On January 19, 2020 local time, Yang Jiechi, President Xi Jinping's special representative, Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee met with President of the European Council Charles Michel on the sidelines of the Libya Conference in Berlin.
Yang Jiechi said, President Xi Jinping and Mr. President reached important consensus on deepening the China-European Union (EU) comprehensive strategic partnership, guiding the smooth transition of China-EU relations and charting the course for the development of bilateral relations in the next stage. To strengthen communication, coordination and cooperation, jointly uphold multilateralism and ensure the stable development of China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership not only serve the common interests of both sides, but also bring more stability, certainty and positive energy to the world. The Chinese side is ready to work with the new EU institutions to ensure the success of a series of important agendas between China and the EU this year and promote the positive and sound development of the China-EU partnership for peace, growth, reform and civilization.
Charles Michel said, 2020 is a very important year for both the EU and China, with many important political agendas. The EU side looks forward to maintaining close communication and coordination with China and pushing for positive results in priority areas of bilateral cooperation such as economy, trade and investment. Regarding China as an important partner, the EU hopes to work with the Chinese side to practice multilateralism and better respond to global challenges such as climate change.