CHINA Li Keqiang: China always supports European integration

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Li Keqiang: China always supports European integration

CGTN

11:11, October 25, 2019

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday that China and Europe share broad common interests and China has always supported the process of European integration and hopes to see a prosperous EU with unity. 

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets with visiting European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, October 24, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

Li made the remarks during a meeting with visiting European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini in Beijing. 

Noting that the new EU leadership is about to take office, Li hopes that both sides will continue to jointly uphold multilateralism and free trade, treat each other with respect and as equals, promote an early completion of the negotiations on an agreement of geographical indications and complete the China-Europe investment agreement negotiations next year as scheduled. 

Li added the two sides should enhance communication and coordination on major international and regional issues, and promote China-Europe relations and cooperation to achieve new progress.

Mogherini said the new EU institutions will maintain their China policies and continue to prioritize the relations with China in EU's foreign policy.

She added the EU is willing to work with China to deepen all-round pragmatic cooperation and strengthen cooperation on global and regional issues to contribute to world peace and development. 

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