«Déclaration du Président de la République en présence de M. XI Jinping, Président de la République populaire de Chine, de Mme Angela MERKEL, Chancelière de la République d’Allemagne, et de M. Jean-Claude JUNCKER, Président de la Commission européenne:
Monsieur le Président de la République populaire de Chine, Madame la Chancelière de la République fédérale d’Allemagne, Monsieur le Président de la Commission européenne, Mesdames et Messieurs, chers amis, ….»
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker met in Paris on Tuesday and agreed to strengthen China-European Union (EU) relations and global governance cooperation.
The leaders met in the French capital on the sidelines of a global governance forum co-hosted by China and France.
Noting the increasing volatility and uncertainty in the international situation with a rising tide of protectionism, Xi said China is willing to work with all parties to firmly uphold multilateralism, improve global governance and jointly address global challenges.
China and Europe are two major forces in the world, and are important participants in and constructors of the economic globalization process, Xi said, adding that they share broad common interests.
The Chinese president proposed that the two sides join efforts in three aspects.
Firstly, they should together uphold multilateralism, Xi said, urging China and Europe to protect the status and authority of the United Nations (UN) and the international system with the UN at its core.
China is willing to increase communication and cooperation with Europe within the framework of the UN, and actively strive for more achievements in resolving international disputes by political means, addressing climate change, promoting sustainable development and other fields, Xi said.
Secondly, he proposed that China and Europe work to facilitate development and prosperity on the Eurasian continent.
China is willing to continue to push forward the alignment of the Belt and Road Initiative and the EU’s Euro-Asian connectivity strategy, Xi said, adding that China will promote bilateral as well as third-party market cooperation to realize mutual benefits and win-win results for all parties.
Thirdly, China and Europe should improve strategic mutual trust, he said.
China has always regarded the EU as a strategic partner of cooperation and supported the EU’s solidarity, stability and prosperity, Xi said.
Stressing that China and Europe share far more common interests than differences, the Chinese president urged both sides to take the lead in upholding peace, development and win-win cooperation, and make the cake of cooperation bigger.
China stands ready to work with European countries to promote the development of China-Europe ties, he said.
Speaking of their meeting, Macron said it has sent a positive signal to the international community that the EU and China firmly uphold multilateralism.
Meanwhile, France and China have inked a joint statement on jointly safeguarding multilateralism and improving global governance, which fully demonstrates the strategic nature of their cooperation, Macron said.
France and the EU are willing to further enhance mutual trust with China, and together shoulder the historic responsibility of promoting world peace, security and development, he said.
Noting that the world today is faced with many difficult problems regarding peace and development, Merkel underlined China’s success and huge achievements in lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.
Germany attaches importance to China’s key role in international affairs, highly appreciates China’s support for Europe’s prosperity, and is willing to work with China to advance the process of multilateralism, she said.
Juncker said the EU and China, as cooperation partners, could do great things together for the world.
The EU stands ready to accelerate cooperation with China and play a positive role in jointly addressing global challenges, he said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris on Tuesday and put forward a three-point proposal on the further development of China-Germany relations.
The two leaders met on the sidelines of a global governance forum co-hosted by China and France.
China-Germany practical cooperation has maintained a sound momentum of development despite an increase of volatility and uncertainty in the current international situation, Xi said.
China was Germany’s largest trading partner for a third consecutive year in 2018, with a nearly 140 percent increase in German companies’ actual investment in China, he said.
China, Xi told Merkel, has set its goals and ideas that it would continue to deepen reform, expand opening-up and promote high-quality economic development.
Noting that China stands firm in sticking to opening-up, Xi said China is also sincere in advancing and expanding its cooperation with Germany and with the European Union (EU).
China is willing to join efforts with Germany to continue to expand and consolidate the basis of China-Germany cooperation, so as to bring more benefits to the two peoples, he said.
Recalling that Merkel has repeatedly expressed her firm belief in win-win cooperation, the president said China also considers joint cooperation, mutual benefits and win-win results the only right choice in resolving various global problems.
Under the current circumstances, the significance of strengthening China-Germany and China-EU cooperation is beyond the bilateral scope, Xi said, putting forward a three-point proposal on the next-stage development of China-Germany ties.
Firstly, the two countries should deepen their bilateral cooperation to set an example of win-win cooperation for the world, Xi said.
Noting that China and Germany are not rivals nor adversaries, Xi said seeking win-win results through cooperation is the main thread in China-Germany ties, and urged the two sides to boost cooperation in such fields as artificial intelligence, automatic driving, new materials, new energy, life sciences and smart city.
Xi said he hopes that Germany would create a friendly and open policy environment for Chinese enterprises to invest and develop in Germany.
Secondly, the Chinese president proposed that the two countries take the lead in China-EU cooperation to inject more stability into the world.
China sees Europe as an important force in promoting world multipolarization, and has always been a staunch supporter for Europe’s path of unity and self-improvement, Xi said.
With China and Europe being the world’s two major forces of stability and two major economies, the steady growth of their relations conforms to the common interests of both sides, and is conducive to increasing stability in the complex and ever-changing world today, he said.
China hopes that Germany would exert an important and positive influence on helping the EU to focus on cooperation and avoid disturbance, he added.
Thirdly, the two countries should jointly advance global governance to safeguard multilateralism, Xi said.
China is willing to work with Germany to uphold the international system with the United Nations at its core, he said, urging the two sides to enhance coordination within the framework of the Group of Twenty to make greater contributions to improving global economic governance.
The Belt and Road Initiative is conducive to promoting international economic cooperation and building an open world economy, Xi told Merkel, pledging to expand third-party cooperation with the German side.
Merkel said Germany and China share broad common interests, with sound development of bilateral ties in recent years, and close communication and cooperation at all levels and in various fields.
Germany would like to deepen its economic and trade relations with China in the digital age, and is willing to actively participate in the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Merkel said.
Germany is looking forward to fully utilizing the market opportunities brought by China’s further opening-up, and will provide a fair and favorable market environment for Chinese enterprises to invest and start business in Germany, she said.
The chancellor noted that her country is committed to promoting EU-China cooperative relations and stands for joint efforts of the EU and China in safeguarding multilateralism.
Xi arrived in Paris from the southern French city of Nice on Monday to continue his state visit to France.
France is the final stop of Xi’s three-nation Europe tour, which has already taken him to Italy and Monaco.
Chinese President Xi Jinping underlined the spirit of independence when meeting with Richard Ferrand, president of the French National Assembly, in Paris on Tuesday.
Xi said he was delighted to visit the time-honored French National Assembly, noting that the old generations of Chinese leaders studied in France and developed a bond with the European country.
Fifty-five years ago, Xi said, General Charles de Gaulle, in a remarkable spirit of independence, made the strategic decision to establish diplomatic relations with China.
Such spirit has now become ever more indispensable when the world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century, he said.
China-France relations, which have become closer, more stable and more productive, are marching forward on a right path, Xi said.
China and France, as two great nations, should intensify people-to-people exchanges and dialogue of minds, while promoting mutually beneficial cooperation in a broad range of areas, Xi said.
The president said China is ready to deepen cooperation with France in traditional areas and expand cooperation in emerging ones.
China is committed to promoting world multipolarization and resolute in safeguarding multilateralism, Xi said, adding that his country is ready to intensify communication and coordination with France on international affairs.
It is very important that China and the European Union (EU) strengthen cooperation in the face of prominent instabilities and uncertainties in the international situation, Xi said.
China firmly supports the process of European integration, Xi said.
Stressing that exchanges between the legislative bodies are an important part of China-France relations, Xi said China supports its National People’s Congress in carrying out friendly exchanges with the French National Assembly, and hopes for closer inter-party, subnational and cultural exchanges between the two countries.
Ferrand said his country takes pride in the precious bond between France and the first generation of Chinese leaders.
The French National Assembly is ready to deepen friendship between France and China, and carry forward the tradition of friendly communication and cooperation in various areas, he said.
The French side is willing to join hands with the Chinese side to safeguard multilateralism and strengthen cooperation between the EU and China, he added.