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Director-General of Department of European Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Chen Xu Attends Opening Ceremony of the Fourth Workshop for Young German Diplomats in China

2017/11/06

On November 6, 2017, Director-General of Department of European Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Chen Xu attended and addressed the opening ceremony of the fourth workshop for young German diplomats in China.

Speaking highly of China-Germany relations and China-EU relations, Chen Xu expressed that currently China and the EU have increasingly improved the level of strategic mutual trust and cooperation, and shared more and more interest converging points. To deepen China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership conforms to the shared interests of both sides. The important strategic plans and the new concept of diplomatic policy put forward at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China not only chart the course for the future development of China, but also will bring more opportunities to the world and China-EU cooperation. It is hoped that the German young diplomats will strengthen their understanding and comprehension on China's development and the philosophy of diplomatic policy through the workshop, so as to play an active role in promoting mutual trust and cooperation between China and Germany as well as between China and the EU.

The exchange mechanism between Chinese and German young diplomats was established under the proposal of then Foreign Ministers of the two countries in 2008. Nearly 100 young diplomats from both countries have participated in the exchanges so far.

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