Foreign Minister Wang Yi and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini Publish Signed Article on the 40th Anniversary of Establishment of China-EU Diplomatic Relations
On May 7, 2015, Foreign Minister Wang Yi and High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini published a jointly-signed article entitled “China and the EU Are Long-term Strategic Partners-Write on the Occasion of the 40 Anniversary of the Establishment of China-EU Diplomatic Relations” on the People’s Daily.
The article points out that on May 6, 1975, China and the European Economic Community officially established diplomatic relations, which was a very far-sighted decision. In face of the vicissitudes in the last 40 years, China and the EU have supported each other on their respective development path, shared weal and woe in addressing global challenges such as the international financial crisis, and carried out mutually beneficial cooperation covering economy, trade and all the other fields, playing a positive role in their respective progress as well as world peace and development.
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic relations, China and the EU are striving to build the four major partnerships for peace, growth, reform and civilization together and seeking effective solutions to the most crucial issues concerning world peace and security. China and the EU should further enhance economic and trade contacts, facilitate personnel exchanges, embark on a sustainable development path through reform and innovation, and jointly explore converging points between the Silk Road Economic Belt initiative and the policies of the EU. China and the EU are intensifying coordination to seek a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue, and strengthening cooperation on issues related to Ukraine, the Middle East, Africa, combating terrorism and so on. Both sides will also devote themselves to boosting coordination at multilateral levels, thus strive for ambitious results from the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, work together for a fair, inclusive and sustainable post-2015 development agenda, and push forward the international order in a more just and reasonable manner.