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Ambassador Zhang Ming is the head of the Chinese Mission to the EU.
The past 20 years have seen the continued growth of China-EU relations. As comprehensive strategic partners, China and the EU are jointly advancing partnerships for peace, growth, reform and civilization.
In the face of the increasingly grave global challenges, China and the EU are both staunch supporters of multilateralism and contributors to an open world economy. The two sides jointly lead the global response to climate change, create opportunities for greater connectivity, and maintain and promote world peace, stability and prosperity.
There is a joint responsibility to make an even greater contribution to the progress of mankind.
Looking ahead, China will as always firmly support European integration, a united and strong EU, and a more important role of the EU in international affairs.
I look forward to working together with the new EU institutions in a spirit of mutual respect and win-win results, to further advance China-EU cooperation in various fields and deliver greater benefits to peoples of both sides.