WORLD China, EU agree to promote multilateralism, support free trade

WORLD

China, EU agree to promote multilateralism, support free trade

Xinhua

13:41, July 16, 2018

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday in Beijing. (Photo: gov.cn)

BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhua) -- China and the European Union (EU) on Monday agreed to jointly work to safeguard the rules-based international order, promote multilateralism, and support free trade.

The agreement was reached during the 20th China-EU leaders' meeting, which was co-chaired by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, European Council President Donald Tusk, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

China and the EU, as two major forces and economies of the world, have the joint responsibility to safeguard the rules-based international order, advocate multilateralism, support free trade, and promote world peace, stability, and development in the current international situation, a press release from the meeting said. 

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