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12/7/2023, 5:24 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Xi meets Von der Leyen, Michel

Chinese President Xi Jinping met on Thursday with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel in Beijing, Chinese state media Xinhua announced.

The president remarked that Beijing and the EU have the responsibility to work together to "provide more stability to the world, provide more impetus for development, and provide more guidance and support for global governance." He added that the two sides need to boost mutual trust, dialogue, and cooperation.

Meanwhile, Von der Leyen told the Chinese head of state that although Beijing is the bloc's "most important trading partner ... imbalances and differences" between the two must be addressed. Michel added that the EU is committed to "the pursuit of a stable and mutually beneficial relationship with China."

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