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Full text of Joint Press Communique of the 14th China-EU Summit (2)


09:31, February 15, 2012

4. Both sides stressed the important role played by the China-EU Summit, the High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue, the Strategic Dialogue, and other dialogue mechanisms.

5. Both sides agreed that deepening understanding and mutual trust between the two peoples was vital to the sustained and stable development of China-EU relations. In this regard, the two sides agreed to establish the China-EU High Level People-to-People Dialogue and to hold its first meeting in the first half of 2012.

6. Both sides emphasized the importance of promotion and protection of human rights and the rule of law. Both sides looked forward to the strengthening of the China-EU dialogue and cooperation on human rights based on equality and mutual respect and expressed their readiness to work together for constant progress on the ground. Both sides confirmed their commitment to cooperate with UN human rights mechanisms.

7. Both sides expressed the determination to fully exploit the opportunities brought by China's Twelfth Five-Year Plan and the Europe 2020 Strategy to foster synergies and to promote cooperation in all fields.

8. Both sides recognized that building closer China-EU economic relations is of great significance to China, the EU and the world economy. Both sides agreed to enhance and deepen the bilateral dialogue and practical cooperation in the fields of macro-economy, trade and finance.

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