Wang Yi meets Dutch Foreign Minister Bullock
Xinhua News Agency, Nagoya, Japan, 23 Nov (Reporter Guo Dan) on 23 November local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Dutch Foreign Minister Bullock during the G20 Foreign Ministers' meeting in Nagoya, Japan.
Wang Yi said: we have just successfully concluded the G20 foreign ministers' meeting. All parties at the meeting stressed the need to adhere to multilateralism, oppose unilateralism, safeguard free trade and oppose protectionism, and also agreed to increase aid to Africa to help African countries achieve sustainable development. In the current uncertain international situation, the G20 foreign ministers have been able to make these voices and transmit positive energy to the international community, and it is time to maintain world peace, stability and development.
Wang Yi said: in recent years, Sino-Dutch relations have maintained steady development, and their important experiences can be summed up as follows: mutual trust, innovation, connectivity, and openness. China is willing to maintain high-level exchanges with the Netherlands, strengthen practical cooperation, carry out dialogue and exchanges on human rights on the basis of equality and mutual respect, constantly enhance mutual trust, properly handle differences, and lay a solid political foundation for bilateral relations. We welcome the Netherlands to join the process of jointly building "Belt and Road Initiative", strengthen practical cooperation between the two sides in ports, infrastructure and other fields, continuously inject new momentum into the development of bilateral relations, and promote the sustained and stable development of Sino-Dutch relations. China has always firmly supported the unity and growth of the European Union, supported Europe to play a more important role in international affairs, and hoped that the Netherlands, as an important member of the European Union, would play a positive role in promoting the development of China-EU relations.
Bullock fully agreed with Wang Yi's comments on the G20 foreign ministers' meeting and the relations between the Netherlands and China. Bullock said that today's meeting of G20 foreign ministers has been very successful, and under the current international situation, the important G20 countries have unanimously agreed to work together to safeguard multilateralism and free trade, which will undoubtedly send a positive signal to the world. The Netherlands highly appreciates China's development and progress, and no other country in the world has made such amazing achievements in getting rid of poverty and development as China. China's stable development has provided an opportunity for the Netherlands and China to strengthen cooperation. The Netherlands believes that security issues should be treated differently from economic, trade, scientific and technological cooperation, and that no restrictive measures should be taken against specific enterprises. The Netherlands hopes to exchange close high-level visits with China and is willing to continuously promote mutually beneficial cooperation by strengthening dialogue and exchanges, enhancing mutual understanding and mutual trust.