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Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion of Canada

On November 17 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met at request with Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion of Canada in Manila, the Philippines.

Wang Yi expressed that President Xi Jinping just met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Antalya and Premier Li Keqiang held telephone talks with him at request not long ago. The important consensus reached by leaders of both countries charted course for the future development of China-Canada relations. The Chinese people and Canadian people have for long enjoyed friendly relations, and the great cooperation potential of both countries in extensive areas is yet to be explored. Taking the inauguration of the new Canadian government as an opportunity, we are willing to push forward the comprehensive development of China-Canada strategic partnership. We are also willing to intensify exchanges at high level and other various levels and expand practical cooperation with Canada so as to achieve mutual benefits and win-win results. The Chinese side is willing to maintain close communication with all parties concerned, including Canada, on such issues as hosting the G20 Summit next year, tackling climate change and environment protection.

Stéphane Dion noted that since assuming office, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has actively devoted to elevating the level of Canada-China relations. The Canadian side stands ready to further deepen cooperation with China in various areas through mechanism communication such as Foreign Ministers’ dialogue, and welcomes Chinese enterprises to increase investment in Canada. The Canadian side will support China in hosting the 2016 G20 Summit and hopes to enhance communication and coordination with China on tackling climate change and other major international issues.

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