Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto met with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in China

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, July 25, 2021. /China’s Foreign Ministry

Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto recently met with the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan Province.

Reporting on the meeting, local media CGTN writes that Finland and China confirmed the establishment of a future-oriented new-type cooperative partnership during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Finland in 2017 and during their recent meeting, both nations reached a consensus on deepening that in the future. Finland and China also agreed to promote the sound and steady development of China-European Union (EU) relations and promote global governance.

According to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the key is to respect each other’s core and major interests emphasizing the importance of deepening strategic mutual trust through friendly communication. The Minister noted that China is ready to synergize the Belt and Road Initiative with Finland’s development strategy and called for efforts in cooperation in emerging areas such as scientific and technological innovation, circular economy, and clean technology.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi added that China and Finland should create a sound environment for bilateral investment and cooperation and strengthen cooperation on the Beijing Winter Olympics and enhance people-to-people and cultural exchanges.

Read the full article and more on the visit here

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