Why does China set up a special representative for European affairs at this time? Ministry of foreign affairs response

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 Why does China set up a special representative for European affairs at this time? Ministry of foreign affairs response


Geng Shuang announced that in order to promote the sustained, healthy and stable development of China EU comprehensive strategic partnership, strengthen exchanges in various fields and pragmatic and mutually beneficial cooperation, the Chinese government has decided to establish a special representative for European affairs and appoint Ambassador Wu Hongbo as the first special representative.

Ambassador Wu Hongbo is a senior diplomat who is familiar with European regional affairs. He once served as Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, assistant foreign minister, Chinese ambassador to Germany and the Philippines, etc. Ambassador Wu will assist the Ministry of foreign affairs in coordinating European affairs, promote high-level exchanges between China and Europe, participate in important exchanges and cooperation between China and Europe in various fields, and make unremitting efforts to deepen the four major partnerships of peace, growth, reform and civilization between China and Europe. A reporter asked: you just released the news that China has set up a special representative of the Chinese government for European affairs. Can you introduce why China has set up a special representative at this time? Geng Shuang responded that China and the EU, as two important forces in the world, have formed a pattern of all-round, multi-level and wide-ranging cooperation, and have important consensus and broad common interests in safeguarding multilateralism and free trade, building an open world economy, etc. The establishment of a special representative of the Chinese government for European affairs will help the two sides strengthen communication, coordination and cooperation, deepen mutual trust, innovate and forge ahead, and jointly promote greater development of China EU relations in the new era. Source: surging news editor: Han Jiapeng GUI nn9841

Ambassador Wu Hongbo is a senior diplomat who is familiar with European regional affairs. He once served as Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, assistant foreign minister, Chinese ambassador to Germany and the Philippines, etc. Ambassador Wu will assist the Ministry of foreign affairs in coordinating European affairs, promote high-level exchanges between China and Europe, participate in important exchanges and cooperation between China and Europe in various fields, and make unremitting efforts to deepen the four major partnerships of peace, growth, reform and civilization between China and Europe.

A reporter asked: you just released the news that China has set up a special representative of the Chinese government for European affairs. Can you introduce why China has set up a special representative at this time?

Geng Shuang responded that as two important forces in the world, China and the EU have formed an all-round, multi-level and wide-ranging cooperation pattern, and have important consensus and broad common interests in maintaining multilateralism and free trade and building an open world economy. The establishment of a special representative of the Chinese government for European affairs will help the two sides strengthen communication, coordination and cooperation, deepen mutual trust, innovate and forge ahead, and jointly promote greater development of China EU relations in the new era.