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Foreign Minister of Finland met Chinese FM Wang Yi

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Chengdu: 25 July 2021 (TDI):  Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with visiting Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto in Chengdu on Sunday.

Wang said that both sides should adhere to the principles of mutual respect, equal treatment, seeking common ground while reserving differences, and win-win cooperation. He added that China hopes that Finland would view China’s development objectively and rationally and develop relations with China in a way that best suits the country. He stressed that China is willing to increase exchanges and cooperation with Finland in scientific and technological innovation, the circular economy, and clean technology.

He expressed hope for Finland to provide Chinese enterprises with a fair and open business environment and expressed willingness to work with Finland to uphold multilateralism, strengthen data security cooperation, carry out third-party cooperation with Africa, and facilitate collaboration between China and Northern Europe, to promote the building of a community with a shared future for humanity.

Wang Yi also talked about the need for the two sides to jointly resist the practice of politicizing the COVID-19 origin-tracing issue, promote international anti-epidemic cooperation, work on improving EU-China relations, and for China and Finland to explore a new cooperative partnership in which countries with different cultures and social systems can seek common ground while reserving differences and achieve win-win cooperation.

Haavisto said that Finland attaches great significance to the fruitful relationship with China. Finland is willing to work with China to enhance mutual understanding, strengthen dialogue and communication, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, and promote bilateral ties.
The country advocates that COVID-19 origin-tracing should be conducted scientifically.
He added that Europe and China have broad common interests and huge space for cooperation and Finland hopes that Europe and China will focus on cooperation, bridge differences through constructive dialogue, and work together to address global challenges. He also expressed Finnish support for the EU-China investment agreement and hopes it will be approved as soon as possible.

 

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