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Xi Jinping Meets with President Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission

On November 16 local time, President Xi Jinping met with President Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission in Brisbane.

Xi Jinping stressed that China is the largest developing country and the European Union (EU) is the largest union of developed countries. We both advocate multi-polarization and are committed to realizing sustainable development. I hope that the EU side can find more opportunities from the process of China’s modernization and urbanization. I visited Europe this spring and reached important consensus with EU leaders on building the four major China-EU partnership featuring peace, growth, reform and civilization. The two sides should firmly take the general direction of the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership, well implement the China-EU 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation, strengthen the coordination and cooperation with regard to issues such as the Iranian nuclear issue, climate change and international trade negotiation, actively discuss third-party cooperation and further the cooperation within the framework of the Group of Twenty (G20).

Juncker expressed that China is blessed with a bright future for development and he will actively dedicate himself to promoting stronger cooperation between the EU and China. Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship between the EU and China. Both sides should take this opportunity to showcase the abundant achievements and broad prospects of the EU-China relations. The EU hopes to complete the negotiation on the EU-China investment agreement as soon as possible and welcomes China’s recently announced emission reduction goals.

Wang Huning, Wang Yang, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others attended the meeting.

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