During conversations with the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, the president raised closer coordination and communication with Europe, adding that maintaining mutually beneficial ties serves the interests of the parties and the international community.
He highlighted the weight of China-EU ties amid unprecedented global turbulence, but called for strengthening mutual trust, understanding and support.
Xi denied that China has hegemonic or expansionist aspirations and ratified the commitment to building socialism with Chinese characteristics, deepening reform and opening up, world peace and common development.
He also highlighted China’s capacity and ability to inject certainty and stability into the international arena.
Xi Yinping urged avoiding an escalation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine at all costs, calling for negotiations and a political solution, considering it the best option.
As reported, the objective of Xi Yinping’s trip is to analyze economic-commercial ties amid friction and changes in Europe’s policy towards China, with many countries in favor of reducing dependence from this market.