China-EU Pledge to Cooperate

Diplomatic leaders from China and the EU have pledged to promote closer cooperation. The two parties highlighted their common interests in peace and security and pushing a message of free trade and open engagement amid fear and uncertainty towards the US Trump administration. “At present, the international situation is complex with many new developments, challenges and problems,” states Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi. EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini believes China has “a big responsibility” during “times of uncertainty”, and looks forward to working together.