Xi holds talks with EU leaders Von Der Leyen, Michel in Beijing

Xi holds talks with EU leaders Von Der Leyen, Michel in Beijing

THE 24th EU-China Summit is taking place in Beijing, China which started on December 7.

Among the EU leaders present in the event were president of the European Council, Charles Michel, and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, accompanied by high Representative Josep Borrell.

During the meeting, Xi urged for enhanced political mutual trust, dialogue, cooperation with EU.

The Chinese president also said that China and the EU should provide greater stability for the world, a stronger impetus for development.

“Since the end of last year, you have both visited China successively, and the China-EU high-level dialogues in the strategic, economic and trade, green, and digital fields have produced rich outcomes. The China-EU relationship enjoys a good momentum of consolidation and growth, which serves the interests of both sides and meets the expectations of their people. China and the EU are two major forces advancing multi-polarization, two major markets in support of globalization, and two major civilizations advocating diversity. Their relationship is essential to global peace, stability and prosperity. China and the EU have the responsibility to provide greater stability for the world, stronger impetus for development, and more inspiration and support for global governance,” according to Xi Jinping, President, China.

Meanwhile, Michel and Von der Leyen highlighted the importance of China-EU relations, especially the trade partnership.

“We are pleased to meet with you. Both of us are committed to developing a stable and mutually beneficial relationship with China. The EU and China are important trade partners, and we hope to establish sustainable, balanced and fair trade relations so as to bring greater prosperity to our people. We adhere to the One-China Principle,” according to Charles Michel, President, European Council.

“It’s a pleasure to see you again and to be here in China for the second time this year. This speaks for the importance that the European Union attaches to its major relationship with China. China is the EU’s most important trading partner. We have massive trade between US, 2.3 billion Euros a day, and important investment stakes in each other’s economies. And as major powers in the world, the European Union and China have global responsibilities,” according to Ursula von der Leyen, President, European Commission.


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