Friday, October 10, 2008

China, Germany hold strategic dialogue in Berlin

China and Germany held the second round of strategic dialogue on Thursday, Chinese diplomats said, noting that the dialogue was "very fruitful."

Thursday's dialogue was jointly hosted by Chinese Foreign Minister Assistant Wu Hongbo and Reinhard Silberberg, State Secretary of German Foreign Ministry.

The two sides exchanged views on the relations between China and Germany, the ties between China and Europe as well as the major international and regional issues of common concern, according to Chinese diplomats.

The two sides agreed that it is in the interest of both countries and both peoples to enhance the friendly cooperative relations between China and Germany, and it is also beneficial to world peace and development by doing so.

Both sides believed that the strategic dialogue was "very fruitful," said the Chinese diplomats, adding that both sides agreed to keep the dialogue process going on.

During the talks, Silberberg said Germany values the relations with China and will continue to adhere to the one-China policy. Germany is also willing to strengthen the bilateral cooperation in various fields.

The strategic dialogue between China and Germany was initiated by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in May 2006.

The dialogue is aimed at increasing the communication and mutual political trust between the two countries, so as to boost the bilateral relations in an all-around manner.

In November 2006, the first round of strategic dialogue between China and Germany was held in Beijing.

Source: Xinhua

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