22nd EU-China Summit and 9th EU-China Energy Dialogue take place via videoconference

Today, 22 June, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Council President Charles Michel, together with High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, are participating in the 22nd EU-China summit, which is taking place via videoconference. The EU representatives have first been holding discussions with the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, and this afternoon will move to discussions with the Chinese President, Xi Jinping. The Summit is expected to cover all aspects of the comprehensive EU-China bilateral agenda, including trade and investment relations, climate action, human rights and sustainable development; regional and international issues; and the coronavirus pandemic and economic recovery. Following the conclusion of the Summit, at 16:00 CEST, Presidents von der Leyen and Michel will hold a press conference, which will be live on EbS. The 9th EU-China Energy Dialogue also takes place today, back-to-back with the summit. Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson will lead the discussion with her Chinese counterparts, which will focus on the role of green energy in the economic recovery and future cooperation on clean energy technologies, power sector reforms and global energy markets and security of supply. For more information on EU-China relations, consult the dedicated factsheet and the website of the EU Delegation in Beijing.