Joint Statement of the 12th China-EU Summit

08:06, December 01, 2009      

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China and the European Union (EU) issued a joint statement Monday on the sidelines of the 12th China-EU Summit in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province in east China.

Following are the highlights:


Both sides stressed that in a complex and ever changing international context China-EU relations increasingly transcend the bilateral framework and take on an international dimension.


The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to the international treaty system such as in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament. China and the EU agreed to work together constructively in relevant international fora, including the Conference on Disarmament. In particular, the two sides stressed the importance of the early entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.


The two sides emphasized their commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law, and the strengthening of dialogue and cooperation in the field of human rights on the basis of equality and mutual respect.


China and the EU believed that substantially scaled up financial support by developed countries and arrangements to promote technology dissemination in and transfer to developing countries will be an important outcome in Copenhagen.

The EU welcomed and appreciates the decision by China to set quantified national targets to limit the carbon intensity of its economy. China welcomed and appreciates the leading role and great efforts of the EU in addressing climate change.

The two sides agreed to upgrade the current Partnership on Climate Change.


Both sides agreed to support the sustainable growth of the economy in their regions and the world at large, not least by fighting all forms of protectionism,


Leaders expressed their determination to work to conclude in 2010 the negotiations on the Doha Development Agenda and their commitment to an ambitious, comprehensive and balanced agreement.

Leaders acknowledged the need for a robust, efficiently enforced and well-functioning IPR system for continued economic development.

Both sides look forward to the timely update of the last Market Economy Status (MES) report and recognize the important progress already made by China for the outstanding technical criteria.

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