In a recent statement issued by China’s foreign ministry, Beijing expressed its readiness to work with Belgium to develop their bilateral relations. Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang had a telephone conversation with Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hadja Lahbib, during which he emphasized the need for the two countries to expand cooperation in various fields and increase personnel exchanges.
China hopes that Belgium will continue to provide a fair and non-discriminatory business environment for Chinese companies. The statement also highlighted the importance of maintaining global production and supply chains and promoting the long-term and stable growth of relations between China and Europe.
Minister Qin further added that the two countries should remain committed to a comprehensive strategic partnership and avoid politicizing and weaponizing economic and trade issues.
China’s interest in developing its relations with Belgium comes as no surprise, given that Belgium is an important gateway to Europe. As a member of the European Union, Belgium is strategically located, making it an ideal destination for Chinese companies looking to expand their presence in Europe.
This development also serves as a reminder that China is actively seeking to strengthen its diplomatic and economic ties with countries around the world, including those in Europe.
As Belgium and China work towards enhancing their bilateral relations, it is hoped that this will lead to increased cooperation and greater mutual understanding between the two countries, ultimately benefiting both their economies and peoples.
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