EU chief Ursula von der Leyen to visit China from April 5 to 7
Updated 18:14, 03-Apr-2023

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will visit China from April 5 to 7, China's Foreign Ministry announced on Monday.

China is willing to work with the European Union (EU) to take this visit as an opportunity to further explore the potential of cooperation, join hands to tackle global challenges and inject more stability and positive energy into this turbulent world, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said on Monday.

Noting that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and the EU, she said the stable and healthy development of China-EU relations is in the common interest of both sides and conducive to peace and stability in the world.

In the face of a volatile international situation and global security challenges, China and the EU should adhere to mutual respect, mutually beneficial win-win cooperation, overcome disturbances and difficulties, as well as focus on consensus and cooperation, she added.

(Cover: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at a press conference after the European Union leaders' summit meeting in Brussels, Belgium, March 23, 2023. /CFP)

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