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Europe – Asia Center

Press release: High-level dialogue on the state and prospects of EU – China Relations with the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)

Brussels – 19th October 2023

On Thursday, 19th October 2023, on the occasion of the visit to Brussels by the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the Europe – Asia Center hosted a high-level dialogue titled “EU – China dialogue: Insights on prospects of Sino-European relations”.

During the high-level exchange, executive representatives of both Europe – Asia Center and CPPCC engaged in a comprehensive discussions regarding the current state as well as the future prospects of the Sino-European relations. During the dialogue, participants delved into a wide array of topics, ranging from global climate emergency, education, culture, and sports, among others.

Representatives, including Ambassador (ret.) Piet Steel, Chairman of the Europe-Asia Center, Ambassador Mr. Jean De Ruyt and Madame Sheila Arora, both Vice-chairman of the Europe-Asia Center, Madame Lisa Lang, Director of Policy & EU Affairs Orchestrator at Climate KIC, Mr. WANG Guangqing, Vice-chairman of the Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and Ambassador Mr. FU Cong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, concluded the dialogue by emphasising the need for fostering a constructive exchanges of ideas and perspectives.

The dialogue was held on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the China-EU Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, making it a particularly noteworthy gathering. During this dialogue, participants expressed their unwavering commitment to collaborating on a global scale. Their shared dedication aims to address the pressing challenges facing the international community, with the ultimate goal of fostering a world that is stable, peaceful, and prosperous.

The high-level dialogue exemplified the significance of fostering diplomatic and societal relations between the EU and China. It serves as an encouraging sign of the commitment of both parties to continue building strong and constructive partnerships.

About the Europe-Asia Center

The Europe-Asia Center is an independent, not-for-profit organization promoting Asia-Europe relations by connecting professionals, institutions, organizations and networks across all sectors. Through implementation of projects, including conferences, workshops, cultural events, publications, educational and research programs, the mission of the Europe- Asia Center is to connect people and knowledge across continents.

For press enquiries:

Matic Gajšek, Director for Europe, Europe – Asia Center


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