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China to continue to back EU in tackling debt crisis: FM


14:40, December 08, 2011

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (L) meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 7, 2011. Yang was here for the second round of China- Germany Foreign Ministerial Strategic Dialogue. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

BERLIN, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- China has confidence in Europe and the euro, and will continue to back the European Union (EU)'s efforts to tackle the debt crisis, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said here on Wednesday.

Yang made the remarks during his stay in Berlin for the second round of China-Germany Foreign Ministerial Strategic Dialogue.

Despite encountering difficulties at the moment, Europe is still an important force in the international community, Yang said while meeting with his German counterpart Guido Westerwelle.

The stability and growth of Europe's economy could benefit all countries in the world, and China is willing to work with the internatioanl community to continune to support, in various ways, EU's efforts to tackle the debt crisis, Yang said.

During the talks, Yang also noted that China attaches great importance to the EU's role in the international affairs and fully backs the European integration process.

On bilateral relations, Yang said experience since the establishment of diplomatic ties nearly 40 years ago has proved that the direct and close contacts between leaders of the two contries played an important role in guiding the development of the Sino-German relations.

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