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France: EU-China summit to take place in September 2020 - Merkel03:11

France: EU-China summit to take place in September 2020 - Merkel

France, Paris
March 26, 2019 at 13:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany would host a China-EU summit in September 2020, while speaking at a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Paris on Tuesday.

According to Merkel, China has supported the initiative to organise a 'so-called full summit' during Germany's 2020 EU presidency, which would include all the national leaders of the EU countries as well as officials from Brussels and Beijing.

Merkel went on to stress the importance of upholding multilateralism, noting that here would be "no multilateralism without the United States of America." She added that the EU, including Germany, is watching with big interest the trade talks between the US and China, because "if these talks stop, we would feel the impact on the German economy."

Delivering his statement, Macron also addressed the importance of "preservation of multilateralism."

Juncker, from his side, said that the EU and China "can do great things" together.

The officials held the press conference after their meeting at the Elysee Palace, where they discussed European and Chinese affairs.

France: EU-China summit to take place in September 2020 - Merkel03:11
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany would host a China-EU summit in September 2020, while speaking at a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Paris on Tuesday.

According to Merkel, China has supported the initiative to organise a 'so-called full summit' during Germany's 2020 EU presidency, which would include all the national leaders of the EU countries as well as officials from Brussels and Beijing.

Merkel went on to stress the importance of upholding multilateralism, noting that here would be "no multilateralism without the United States of America." She added that the EU, including Germany, is watching with big interest the trade talks between the US and China, because "if these talks stop, we would feel the impact on the German economy."

Delivering his statement, Macron also addressed the importance of "preservation of multilateralism."

Juncker, from his side, said that the EU and China "can do great things" together.

The officials held the press conference after their meeting at the Elysee Palace, where they discussed European and Chinese affairs.