Xi Jinping meets with European Council president Michel and European Commission Chairman Leyen

 Xi Jinping meets with European Council president Michel and European Commission Chairman Leyen

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with European Council president Michel and chairman of the European Commission Leyen in Beijing on video in the evening of June 22nd.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China novel coronavirus pneumonia has supported and helped each other since the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia. China is willing to join hands with Europe to push forward China EU relations to a more stable and mature level in the post epidemic era.

Xi Jinping stressed that China is a China with long history and a vibrant developing country. China wants peace rather than hegemony. The starting point of all our policies and work is to let the Chinese people live a happy life. We will unswervingly follow the path of peaceful development. China is an opportunity, not a threat. China will continue to deepen reform and expand opening up, which will provide a new round of cooperation opportunities and development space for Europe. China is a partner, not a rival. There is no fundamental conflict of interest between China and the EU. Cooperation is far greater than competition, and consensus is far greater than differences. The two sides should respect each other, seek common ground while reserving differences, and make peace but differ from each other, constantly enhance mutual understanding and trust, expand common interests in cooperation, solve problems in development, and forge a more influential China EU comprehensive strategic partnership.

Xi Jinping stressed that the world under the impact of the epidemic is undergoing profound changes and faces more uncertainties and uncertainties. I have proposed that we should strive to develop new opportunities in the crisis and start new situations in the changing situation. This also applies to China EU relations. As two major forces, markets and civilizations in the world, China and the EU have world significance in what they stand for, oppose and cooperate with each other.

China and the EU need to be two major forces to maintain global peace and stability. China is willing to exchange views with Europe on major issues, and believes that the EU will continue to move forward in the direction of unity, stability, openness and prosperity. China is willing to see Europe make constructive contributions to international peace and stability, and is willing to strengthen strategic cooperation with Europe to jointly address global challenges.

China and the EU should be two major markets to promote global development and prosperity. The two major economies of China and the EU should play the role of two engines of the world economy, stimulate the recovery of the world economy, jointly support the scientific and orderly resumption of production, strengthen the coordination of macroeconomic policies, and maintain the stability and smoothness of the global industrial chain supply chain. The two sides should maintain mutual market opening, accelerate the negotiation of China EU investment agreement, strengthen cooperation in green and digital fields between China and the EU, and build green development partners. Both sides should strengthen trilateral cooperation with Africa.

China and the EU should adhere to multilateralism and improve global governance. No matter how the international situation changes, China will stand on the side of multilateralism and adhere to the global governance concept of common consultation, construction and sharing. China appreciates that the EU firmly upholds multilateralism, participates in international anti epidemic cooperation, and increases investment in international institutions such as who. China is willing to strengthen coordination and cooperation with the EU on major international and regional issues, strengthen dialogue and cooperation on global public health governance, and promote the construction of a community for human health and health.

Xi Jinping stressed that I would like to maintain close communication with the two presidents and push forward a series of important political agenda in China and Europe and push China EU relations to a new stage.

Michelle and von der lain said that as the worlds two major economies, EU China relations are full of vitality. At present, the world is facing great uncertainty. Only international cooperation can meet global challenges, only dialogue and consultation can solve conflicts and eliminate regional instability. Europe is willing to conduct strategic dialogue and expand consensus with China in a frank manner. The European side is willing to strengthen cooperation with China on vaccine research and development, return to work and production, expand bilateral trade scale, promote cooperation in a wide range of fields such as green, low-carbon and digital economy, and reach an EU China investment agreement as soon as possible, so as to make efforts to overcome the impact of the epidemic as soon as possible and promote the recovery of the world economy. Europe adheres to multilateralism and is willing to strengthen coordination and cooperation with China on major issues such as public health and safety, climate change, sustainable development and trilateral cooperation with Africa within the framework of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and the G20. The European side is willing to work with China to promote the success of the major political agenda agreed upon between Europe and China.

Wang Yi, He Lifeng and others attended the meeting.