Chinese, Spanish FMs agree to boost ties

China and Spain agreed to expand cooperation and enhance communication as the foreign ministers of the two nations met on Friday.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Spanish counterpart Alfonso Dastis on the sidelines of the 53rd Munich Security Conference, which opened on Friday afternoon.

Wang told Dastis that Spain, as an EU member, is a good friend and an important partner to China. China is an important trade and investment destination to Spain, and vice versa,

Bilateral economic and trade cooperation is continuously deepening and promising, Wang said.

China is ready to work with Spain to jointly implement the consensus reached by the leaders of both sides, maintain high-level exchanges, expand pragmatic cooperation, strengthen cultural exchanges and thereby to elevate their comprehensive strategic partnership to a new level, Wang said.

Dastis responded by saying Spain would like to strengthen high-level exchanges with China and deepen bilateral trade and investment cooperation.

Meanwhile, against the backdrop of international uncertainties, Spain is ready to enhance strategic communication with China, jointly push forward the globalization process and oppose protectionism.

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