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Full text of Joint Press Communique of the 14th China-EU Summit

Posted by seumasach on February 21, 2012

People’s Daily

14th February, 2012

The fourteenth China-EU Summit was held in Beijing on 14th February 2012. Premier Wen Jiabao of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China attended the meeting on behalf of China. The European Union was represented by Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.

1. Summit leaders applauded the important progress achieved in the development of China-EU relations in all fields and agreed that their comprehensive strategic partnership has grown both in width and in depth. They shared the view that, in an ever changing and increasingly inter-dependent world where their interests become more closely intertwined, they should strengthen their interaction and cooperation to better meet the opportunities and challenges in the new bilateral, multilateral and global framework. This strategic cooperation will not only boost their sustainable economic and social development, but will also help address the common challenges the world faces. The China-EU Comprehensive Strategic Partnership is entering a new important stage of development. The two sides expressed the determination to set a good example for international cooperation in the 21st century, fully contributing to the cause of making this century one of peace, cooperation and development.

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