Towards a China-EU Partnership for Peace, Growth, Reform and Civilization*
May 6, 2015
Thanks to our joint efforts, the China-EU relationship has made remarkable progress since diplomatic relations were established 40 years ago. The two sides have maintained a consensus in promoting world peace and common development, with constant progress in terms of the depth and breadth of cooperation. As China and the EU grow in strategic significance, theirs is becoming one of the most important bilateral global relationships. A China-EU partnership for peace, growth, reform and civilization is in the interests of all EU citizens and the Chinese people, and will contribute to the peace and development of humankind. China attaches great importance to bilateral relations, and on the occasion of its 40th anniversary we would like to promote the partnership in these four respects to achieve a comprehensive strategic partnership for mutual benefit with EU leaders.
* Main points of a congratulatory message to EU leaders on the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China-EU diplomatic relations.
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