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Chinese and Belgian leaders meet on promoting bilateral ties with Xinhua

Chinese Vice Premier Ding Xuexiang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, meets with Alexander De Croo, acting Prime Minister of Belgium, in Brussels, Belgium, June 19, 2024. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

BRUSSELS, June 19 (Xinhua) — Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Ding Xuexiang and Alexander De Croo, interim Prime Minister of Belgium, held talks on bilateral relations and China-Europe relations here on Wednesday.

Ding, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, said that under the strategic guidance of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Belgian leaders, the friendly partnership between China and Belgium has achieved fruitful results . Results.

He stressed the importance of consolidating political mutual trust, deepening cooperation in areas such as economy, trade, science, technology and green initiatives, and strengthening cultural and people-to-people exchanges to achieve greater development of China-China relations and Belgium and bring more benefits. for the peoples of both countries.

Ding emphasized that China and Belgium share common interests in countering protectionism and safeguarding free trade, and expressed hope that Belgium will play a constructive role in deepening practical cooperation between China and Europe, and managing economic and trade differences.

De Croo, in turn, emphasized that Belgium values ​​its relationship with China and adheres to the one-China principle.

He also said that Belgium is willing to improve communication and deepen exchanges and cooperation in various fields with China to promote the sustainable development of relations between Belgium and China and between Europe and China.

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