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Wang Yi Meets with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell Fontelles
2024-02-21 17:21

On February 16, 2024 local time, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell Fontelles at the latter's request on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

Wang Yi said, as the international situation is undergoing intensifying changes and turmoil with uncertainties and instability on the rise, China and the EU, as stabilizing forces in the world, should work together to meet challenges. The two sides have recently resumed exchanges at all levels and achieved positive results. The two sides should respect each other's core interests and concerns, adhere to partnership as the positioning and win-win cooperation as the keynote, and make good preparations for the next China-EU Summit. Both sides should give full play to the roles of dialogue mechanisms in diverse fields including strategic, economic and trade, green and digital sectors, step up cooperation on climate change response, artificial intelligence and others, create highlights in people-to-people and cultural exchanges, provide more convenience for personnel exchanges between the two sides, so as to continue pushing forward the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership.

Borrell said that China's development is admirable and in line with the logic of history. The EU-China relations have enjoyed sound development, and cooperation can and should be strengthened in spite of competition. Borrell said he supports the development of EU-China relations and supports normal economic and trade exchanges between the EU and China, advocates the proper management of differences between the two sides, and opposes "decoupling" from China. The EU will continue to pursue the one-China policy, and is ready to strengthen cooperation with China on multilateral affairs to jointly address climate change and other global challenges.

Wang Yi said that both China and the EU advocate multilateralism, and China is willing to work with the EU to promote an equal and orderly multipolar world, so that each country has its own place in the global multipolar system, to promote a universally beneficial and inclusive economic globalization, and make bigger the pie of cooperation, so as to achieve common development and prosperity.

The two sides also had an exchange of views on the Ukraine crisis and the conflict in Gaza, among others.

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