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Wang Yi Holds Talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz of Poland and Attends the 2nd Meeting of China-Poland Intergovernmental Committee
2019/07/09
 

On July 8, 2019 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz of Poland in Warsaw.

Noting this year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Poland diplomatic relationship , Wang Yi said that Poland is one of the first countries to recognize the People's Republic of China and bilateral relations have withstood the tests of the changing international situation and always developed forward. President Xi Jinping paid a successful visit to Poland in 2016 and elevated China-Poland relations to comprehensive strategic partnership with President Andrzej Duda, charting the course for future development of bilateral relations.

Wang Yi expressed that the current international situation is full of instabilities and uncertainties. China-Poland relations not only embrace important opportunities of inheriting the past and ushering in the future, but also face many changes and challenges. The Chinese side attaches great importance to the important role Poland plays as a major country among Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) as well as in the European Union (EU). China stands ready to work with the Polish side to follow the goals set by the leaders of the two countries, carry forward traditional friendship, calibrate the right course, build cooperation consensus, tap into greater potential, open up new space for and inject new impetus into bilateral relations, and push China-Poland comprehensive strategic partnership to run at the forefront of China-CEEC relations.

First, maintain the stability of relations between the two countries. The two sides should strengthen strategic communication, maintain high-level exchanges and exchanges at various levels and in various fields, cement political mutual trust, and respect and give consideration to each other's core interests and major concerns, so as to create sound conditions for elevating the development of China-Poland relations.

Second, strengthen mutual benefit of bilateral cooperation. The two sides should give full play to the cooperation opportunities of jointly building the Belt and Road Initiative, align respective development strategies, focus on boosting infrastructure construction and production capacity, and jointly build a high-level Eurasian transport corridor so as to contribute to the global interconnectivity partnership. The two sides should also positively cultivate new growth points of nuclear power, environmental protection, aerospace and scientific and technological innovation, and so on. The Chinese market is open to Poland, and China is willing to import more Polish products to mitigate trade imbalance. The Chinese side encourages its enterprises to invest and operate in Poland and hopes the Polish side will offer them a fair, open and non-discriminatory business environment.

Third, enhance strategic significance of China-Poland multilateral cooperation. China and Poland, as the initiators and the two largest countries of China-CEEC cooperation mechanism, should continue to give full play to the guiding role, and promote this cross-regional cooperation for more practical results. As important emerging economies, China and Poland should uphold multilateralism with a clear stance, well safeguard the rules-based multilateral trading system, join hands to tackle global challenges including climate change, and strengthen communication and coordination on international and regional affairs, in a bid to boost stability and prosperity of Eurasia.

Jacek Czaputowicz expressed his congratulations on the 70th anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China, and noted that Poland is really proud to be one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relationship with the People's Republic of China and is satisfied with the long-term and sound development of bilateral relations. The Polish side will continue to comply with the one-China principle and properly handle Taiwan-related issues and other issues. The Polish side stands ready to enhance exchanges and constantly deepen mutual trust with the Chinese side. Poland, located in the heartland of Europe, is willing to actively take part in the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative, become a hub of Eurasian interconnectivity, enhance the level of China-Europe freight trains, and expand exports to China. Poland welcomes investments from Chinese enterprises, and will treat enterprises of all countries according to international laws and business principles. Poland will not exclude Chinese enterprises or adopt any discriminatory measure against them. The Polish side is ready to play an active role in promoting CEEC-China cooperation and the development of EU-China relations.

The two sides also exchanged in-depth views on international and regional issues of common concern.

The two sides also attended the opening ceremony of the second plenary session of China-Poland Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee and jointly met the press.

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