“The EU was the first regional cooperation mechanism established after the end of the World War II, and it’s also the one that has developed the fastest,” Wang added at a press conference on the sidelines of the ongoing annual session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing.
“Contrary to conventional wisdom, we believe the challenges currently confronting the EU may turn out to be an opportunity for the EU to become more mature,” the minister stressed.
He made the statement when asked to comment on the EU’s future, China-Europe cooperation, Chinese investment in Europe amidest a possible follow suit of other European countries after the Brexit as well as this year’s more elections in the region.
“We set store by Europe’s strategic position and important role,” Wang reassured the concerns, vowing that China will work with Europe to advance the partnerships for peace, growth, reform and civilization.
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