China-EU Virtual Summit on 1st April

China-EU Summit
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, has announced the 23rd China-EU virtual summit

Beijing, 31 March 2022 (TDI): Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, has announced the 23rd China-EU virtual summit. However, the summit will be held on April 1.

During the summit, the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, and Premier, Li Keqiang, will meet the European leaders. President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will deliberate on China-EU relations at the meeting.

Constructively, China and the EU have conducted such summits 22 times. This summit will play a crucial role to enhance China-EU relations along with bilateral dialogue.

During the upcoming summit, President Xi Jinping will meet the EU leaders to deliberate on current challenges as well. In this regard, Premier Li Keqiang will co-chair the meeting with the Presidents of the EU’s Council and Commission.

Currently, China and the EU are key players in international politics. China and the EU are common markets for development around the globe. Both are also major civilizational hubs for the progress of humanity.

In addition to that, both sides contribute to the joint development of European and Chinese markets. Therefore, the summit will help to boost strategic communication based on win-win results.

Lastly, the summit will also include discussion regarding regional and international affairs. Indeed, the current times are difficult and need collaboration at all levels.

Ukraine Crisis

Amid the Ukraine Crisis, China and Europe are trying to find a common ground to handle the situation. However, both sides are trying to manage differences to not affect China and EU relations negatively.

Further, China and the EU are two strategic partners whose consensus is crucial to deal with the Ukraine situation.

In this context, China and the EU are major stakeholders to pursue peace and held negotiations for a political settlement.

Thereupon, China and the EU need to boost strategic communications and mutual trust. Both sides should conduct a diplomatic talk based on respect and mutual benefits.

Subsequently, this approach will inject positivity and stability into the international platform. Currently, the world is facing increased instability and challenges which need collaboration at various levels.

Chinese Foreign Minister and EU Representatives

Earlier, the Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor, Wang Yi, held talks with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Joseph Borrel Fontelles via video conference. The conference was held on March 29.

During the conversation, the Chinese Foreign Minister pointed out that extreme sanctions hurt the involved parties. It is also liable to generate complications that instigate the conflict.

Besides, the Chinese Foreign Minister stressed that the cold war mentality and bloc confrontation will not work in a multipolar world, particularly in Europe. Further, Foreign Minister reiterated that China is on side of peace and dialogue policy.

Similarly, China will not take part in the war and unilateral sanctions against anyone. China decides and gives judgments based on the matter itself.


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