Tuesday 12 – Wednesday 13 July: EU-China Summit in Beijing

MIL OSI – Source: European Union – Press Release/Statement

Headline: Tuesday 12 – Wednesday 13 July: EU-China Summit in Beijing

The news:
On Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July, European Commission President Juncker and European Council President Tusk will represent the EU at the 18th bilateral Summit between the European Union and China, in Beijing. High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini, Vice-President Katainen and Commissioner Malmström will also participate. Main topics on the Summit agenda are: bilateral EU-China political and economic relations, addressing global challenges, and regional and international issues.
The background:
Having established official diplomatic ties in 1975, the EU and China build on a broad-based framework of bilateral relations. Under the umbrella of the annual EU-China Summit, EU-China relations today encompass over sixty substantive and sectorial dialogues. The EU-China 2020 Agenda for Cooperation, adopted in 2013, is the highest-level joint document in EU-China relations, setting out cooperation in the areas of peace, prosperity, sustainable development and people-to-people exchanges. The new Joint Communication on elements for a new EU strategy on China, adopted by the High Representative and the European Commission on 22 June 2016, sets out additional building blocks for EU-China cooperation, providing opportunities for creating jobs and growth in the EU, and supporting China’s own economic reform programme.
The event:
12-13 July 2016: Participation of Presidents Juncker and Tusk, High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini, Vice-President Katainen and Commissioner Malmström in the 18th bilateral EU-China summit in Beijing. Joint press statement on 13 July at 16:30 Beijing time (10:30 Brussels time) – available on EbS.
The sources:
European Council page on the 18th EU-China summit, including background information and a fact sheet on EU-China relations