Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón Meets with Wang Yi
2024-02-20 17:20

On February 19, 2024 local time, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón met with visiting Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Madrid.

Wang Yi said, China and Spain solemnly celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations last year, and leaders of the two countries reviewed the successful experience of bilateral exchanges and charted the course for future development from a strategic perspective. Standing at a new starting point, China stands ready to work with Spain, in the spirit of mutual trust, mutual respect, equal treatment, and win-win cooperation, to usher in a more glorious 50 years of bilateral relations. China and Spain, as comprehensive strategic partners with important international influence, should demonstrate a sense of responsibility and inject more stability into the turbulent and intertwined world.

Wang Yi said, he had in-depth discussions with Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares Bueno on Sunday, and the two sides reached broad common understandings, reaffirmed the positioning of the China-Spain comprehensive strategic partnership, and agreed to continue to understand and support each other's core interests and consolidate the strategic foundation of bilateral relations. China is willing to maintain high-level exchanges with Spain, strengthen the alignment of development strategies, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, and step up people-to-people and cultural exchanges, so as to lift bilateral relations to new heights.

Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón said that Spain and China have maintained close high-level exchanges, adding strong impetus to bilateral relations. Spain attaches great importance to its comprehensive strategic partnership with China and speaks highly of China's positive measures to facilitate economic, trade and cultural exchanges between the two countries. Spain is ready to work with China to further tap cooperation potential. He thanked China for supporting Spain's efforts in safeguarding its territorial integrity, and expressed Spain's firm adherence to the one-China policy. Spain highly appreciates China's constructive role in international affairs and its contributions to global growth, supporting the EU and China in developing relations and strengthening cooperation. In the face of severe global challenges, the EU and China should jointly uphold the central role of the United Nations, so as to play a positive role in promoting peace and stability and improving global governance.

Wang Yi said, China views the EU as an important force in the multipolar world, and supports European integration, the EU's development and growth, and its strategic independence. As long as China and Europe strengthen solidarity and cooperation, bloc confrontation can be prevented. The world is a global village where countries have interconnected interests and a shared future. China is willing to work with Europe to jointly uphold the free trade system, practice multilateralism and push for an equal and orderly multipolar world and a universally beneficial and inclusive economic globalization, so as to create a better future for mankind.

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