Xi Jinping: Scholz's visit to China to strengthen mutual trust
German Chancellor Olaf Sfcholz's visit to China will kick-start developments in Chinese-German cooperation, as per Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday China believes that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's visit to Beijing will increase mutual understanding and trust and help deepen cooperation in a variety of areas.
Xi met with Scholz earlier on Friday in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China's capital city.
During the meeting, Xi told Scholz: "You are the first European leader to visit China after the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China, and it is also your first visit to China after you assumed the post. I am confident that the visit will strengthen mutual understanding and trust of the two countries, deepen practical cooperation in different areas, and outline plans for the further development of China-Germany relations."
In the midst of an unpredictable international climate and chaos, China and Germany must collaborate, as per the Chinese leader.
"At the moment, the international situation is complex and volatile. As influential powers, China and Germany must work together in unstable environment and chaos to make a greater contribution to world peace and development," Xi said.
He highlighted that the chancellor's travel to Beijing comes around the 50th anniversary of the beginning of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The visit marks the first visit by an EU leader to China since the COVID-19 breakout of 2019, making it also the first time Scholz visits China since he assumed office.