China and EU Agree to Expand Coordination on Global Issues
Beijing, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and European Union (EU) officials have agreed to broaden coordination on global issues, promote improvements in global governance and work towards a more inclusive, balanced and sustainable globalization.
Chinese State Councilor, Yang Jiechi, presided over yesterday the Seventh China-EU High-Level Strategic Dialogue along with EU high representative for Foreign Affairs and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini.
Both delegations agreed to work towards the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, the Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to a news report issued by the Chinese side.
The EU actively supports and will participate in the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation scheduled for mid May in this capital, the report said. The two sides will accelerate preparations for the annual China- EU summit.
China and the EU agreed to deepen cooperation in trade, investment, innovation, exchanges between peoples and other areas.
China also called on the EU to fulfill obligations in accordance with Article 15 of the Protocol on the admission of China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to convey a positive signal regarding support for a free and open multilateral trading system.
The two sides also exchanged views on Syria, the Iranian nuclear issue, the situation on the Korean peninsula and other issues.
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