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China’s Foreign Minister to visit France and Spain


Beijing, 15 February 2024, (TDI): On February 15, Beijing announced that Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister and a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, will attend the 60th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Germany.

Wang Yi will also visit Spain and France, and hold the China-France Strategic Dialogue in France from February 16 to 21, the announcement was made by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi, received invitations from Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union, and Cooperation José Manuel Albares Bueno, French President’s Diplomatic Adviser Emmanuel Bonne, and Munich Security Conference Chairman Christoph Heusgen.

Furthermore, Wang will elaborate on China’s proposals for creating a stable, multipolar world at the Munich Security Conference. This comes amidst unprecedented global acceleration and turbulence.

The spokesman emphasized the significance both sides place on Wang’s visit. He noted Spain’s careful and friendly arrangements. Wang’s visit to Spain coincides with the beginning of the Year of the Dragon and the second 50 years of diplomatic relations between China and Spain.

China-France strategic Dialogue

The spokesperson also expressed hopes that Wang’s visit to France would facilitate the execution of agreements between the two heads of state. It will maintain the friendly atmosphere of China-France’s 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations.

They aim to strengthen mutual trust, foster friendship, and enhance the comprehensive strategic partnership with Spain.

Moreover, the spokesman highlighted that this year marks the 60th anniversary of China-France diplomatic ties. Wang’s visit to France will mark the first significant exchange between the two nations this year.

He underscored that both heads of state emphasized cooperation to bolster the China-France comprehensive strategic relationship over the next 60 years.

According to the spokesperson, Wang will co-chair a new round of the China-France Strategic Dialogue. He will hold bilateral meetings with the French side, and aim to further develop strategic communication.

This will also solidify political mutual trust, and promote practical cooperation, as well as people-to-people and cultural exchanges.

Additionally, China stands prepared to increase coordination and communication with France on multilateral issues, guiding China-Europe ties toward stable growth and supporting global peace, stability, development, and advancement.

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