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    Minister Rau visits China

    Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau and Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi held bilateral consultations on matters of common interest.

    They discussed, among other things, the agenda of Polish-Chinese relations, the future of the “17+1” Initiative, and prospects for EU-China cooperation. The Ministers exchanged views on issues of strategic importance to both countries, including sources of tension in global affairs, as well as areas of possible cooperation.


    The Ministers confirmed that the third meeting of the China-Poland Intergovernmental Committee would be held in the second half of 2021.


    Minister Rau presented the Polish assessment of the “17+1” Initiative. The Ministers agreed that this format, with necessary adjustments, should be an important pillar of cooperation between Europe and China.


    Minister Rau declared that Poland, as one of the beneficiaries of the post-1989 development of world order, would continue to cooperate with allies and partners in creating and maintaining conditions for peaceful international cooperation.


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