According to the statement made by the Chinese Foreign Ministry, China Gang, during the meeting with his Dutch counterpart Wopke Hoekstra, who visited China, in Beijing, together opposing the attempts of China and the Netherlands to “break economic ties” and “cut supply chains”, to support the fragmentation in international trade. called for prevention.
Emphasizing that they want the Netherlands to continue to play the role of “bridge” for China-Europe cooperation, China Gang expressed their hope that it will encourage Europe to stick to strategic autonomy and develop Sino-European ties.
“The Netherlands is China’s important cooperation partner in Europe”
China Gang noted that they expect China to continue opening up, improve the protection of intellectual property rights, and the Netherlands to provide an open, fair and non-discriminatory investment environment for Chinese companies.
Stating that the Netherlands is an important cooperation partner of China in Europe, China Gang underlined that they want to strengthen the economic, trade and investment cooperation between the two countries.
The China Gang stated that China is trying to promote peace and negotiations in the Russia-Ukraine War, that the peaceful and rational voices demanding a ceasefire and an end to the war have increased recently, and that the relevant parties should seize this opportunity and try to create the appropriate conditions for the political solution of the crisis.
Dutch Minister Hoekstra also expressed that his country is in favor of strengthening the EU-China dialogue and is ready to fulfill its role as a bridge and facilitator for this.
Hoekstra stated that they want to increase the dialogue with China in the fields of arms control, cyber security, artificial intelligence, to protect the nuclear non-proliferation regime together, and to fight together with global problems such as climate change.
The Dutch Minister also met with Chinese Vice President Han Cing, who visited Amsterdam earlier this month.