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Wang Yi on the Four Signals to Be Conveyed During His Visit to Europe

2020-08-26

On August 25, 2020 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio of Italy jointly met the press in Rome. A journalist asked what the purpose of this trip to Europe was and what information would be released to the outside world.

Wang Yi expressed, this visit to Europe aims to continue working with Europe to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of this year, facing the ranging pandemic, China and Europe have helped each other and become paragons of international anti-pandemic cooperation. China is a country that advocates returning the favor, and the Chinese nation has a tradition of helping those in danger and relieving those in need. The Chinese side will never forget Europe's help when it was hit hard by the epidemic, and would never sit idly by and do nothing when Europe faces the same plight. The epidemic in China has currently been effectively controlled. As a member of the global village, the Chinese side is willing to continue to share its experience in fighting against the epidemic with other countries and provide necessary support to help Europe completely defeat the epidemic at an early date.

This visit to Europe aims to continue supporting Europe's unity and development. A united, stable and prosperous Europe benefits not only Europe but also the world, which is the Chinese side's consistent and clear stance as well as strategic judgment. Currently, under the impact of the pandemic, Europe's development faces new challenges. The Chinese side will take practical actions to firmly support Europe in continuing to push forward the integration process. In the historical process of European unity and development, the Chinese side will always be a trustworthy strategic partner.

This visit to Europe aims to continue consolidating and promoting China-Europe relations. Facts have proved that the development of China-Europe relations not only brings great benefits to the people of both sides, but also makes important contributions to the development of the world. Currently, the momentum of China-Europe relations is good in general, but is also suffering from various instigations and even sabotage by external sources. Therefore, based on the common interests of China and Europe, both sides should strengthen confidence, eliminate disturbances and overcome difficulties to maintain the healthy and stable development of China-Europe relations.

This visit to Europe aims to continue maintaining world peace and development. At present, all countries across the world are not only being impacted by the pandemic, but also facing threats and challenges such as unilateralism, protectionism and the resurgence of Cold War mentality. As the world's two great civilizations and major forces, the Chinese side is willing to strengthen communication and cooperation with the European side, take the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations as an opportunity to jointly safeguard the current international system based on multilateralism, and make due contributions to ensuring that human history continues to develop in the right direction.

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