EU-China Leaders’ Summit: Focus on the war in Ukraine alongside bilateral issues

Tomorrow, on 1 April, the European Union and China will hold their 23rd bilateral Summit via videoconference. President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and President of the European Council, Charles Michel, accompanied by High Representative Josep Borrell will hold discussions with China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang followed by exchanges with China’s President Xi Jinping. Given the gravity of recent developments, discussions during the Summit are expected to focus on Russia’s unjustified and unprovoked aggression against Ukraine and its negative impact on the rules-based system, global security and economy. EU’s and China’s leaders are also expected to review the comprehensive EU-China bilateral agenda, including trade and investment relations, climate action, digital, human rights, the post-pandemic economic recovery, as well as regional issues. Presidents von der Leyen and Michel will give a press conference following the Summit at +/- 15:00 CET, which will be live on EbS. For more information on EU-China relations, visit the website of the EU Delegation in Beijing.