European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk represented the European Union at the 20th EU-China Summit held today in Beijing, China.
President Tusk and President Juncker also met with the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping.
“I have always believed strongly in the potential of the EU-China partnership, and in today’s world, this partnership is more important than ever, and our cooperation simply makes sense,” said the President of the European Commission. , Jean-Claude Juncker. at the press conference following the summit.
“Europe is China’s largest trading partner and China is our second largest trading partner, with more than 1.5 billion euros worth of goods traded daily, but we also know we can do a lot more. That is why it is so important today, we have made progress under the Global Investment Agreement through the first exchange of market access offers and an agreement on geographical indications. This shows that we want to create more opportunities for Chinese and European citizens. ”
In their joint declaration to the summit, the EU and China confirmed their strong support for the rules-based, transparent, non-discriminatory, open and inclusive multilateral trading system, in which the WTO was committed to complying with the rules. existing WTO rules.
This 20th Summit shows the many ways in which the European Union and China are concretely strengthening what is already a global relationship.
Building on the success of the 2017 EU-China Blue Year, the EU and China have also signed an Oceans Partnership Agreement.
On the sidelines of the summit, President Juncker also participated in the EU-China Business Roundtable, which allowed EU and Chinese leaders to exchange views with representatives of the business community.
Remarks by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the press conference following the 20th EU-China Summit.
Opening speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EU-China Business Roundtable.
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