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Wang Yi Holds Talks with Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski of Poland

2016/04/26

On April 26, 2016, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks in Beijing with Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski of Poland, who was visiting China.

Wang Yi expressed that Poland is an important cooperative partner of China in Europe and Central and Eastern European region. China attaches importance to developing its relations with Poland, and stands ready to maintain the momentum of high-level exchanges, strengthen cooperation in jointly building the Belt and Road, and push for constant and new progress in exchanges and cooperation in such areas as connectivity, international production capacity and people-to-people and cultural exchanges, so as to add new impetus to the development of cooperation between China and the Central and Eastern European countries and China-Europe relations. It is hoped that both sides can further enhance political mutual trust through high-level exchanges, expand cooperation areas and continuously consolidate and deepen China-Poland strategic partnership.

Witold Waszczykowski noted that with unique geographical and location advantages, Poland is willing to be a gate for China to enter Europe. The Polish side highly values its relations with China, and stands ready to, together with China, conduct closer high-level exchanges, advance the alignment of respective development strategies and vigorously boost exchanges and cooperation in various fields in order to jointly promote bilateral relations and the in-depth development of cooperation between the Central and Eastern European countries and China as well as Europe-China relations.

Wang Yi also introduced historical facts of the South China Sea issue and China’s stance on the issue to Witold Waszczykowski. Witold Waszczykowski said that Poland supports China’s policy of peacefully resolving disputes over some Nansha islands and reefs through dialogues and consultations. Both sides also exchanged views on the European situation and other international and regional issues.

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