Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau of Poland
2022-09-22 23:55

On September 21, 2022 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Wang Yi said, in June this year, China and Poland held the third plenary session of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee to synergize and implement cooperation in various fields. The two heads of state had a successful phone conversation just days ago, providing strategic guidance for maintaining the sound and stable momentum of China-Poland relations. The two sides understand and support each other on issues concerning respective core interests, thus providing a solid political guarantee for the development of bilateral relations. The two countries jointly act on true multilateralism and uphold the important norm of non-interference in internal affairs, constantly injecting new impetus into China-Poland cooperation.

Wang Yi said that China is ready to strengthen strategic synergy with Poland and advance cooperation in various fields, including China-Europe freight trains, civil aviation, agriculture and investment. China is willing to steadily advance the cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) on top of deepening bilateral cooperation. Poland is a major country in Central and Eastern Europe and an important initiator of China-CEEC cooperation. China supports Poland in building a CEEC wholesale market for agricultural products and making it a regional distribution center for agricultural products.

Rau expressed that Poland views China as a friendly and reliable strategic partner, and the two countries have maintained close high-level interactions and exchanges at various levels. The two sides share common views on safeguarding independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. Poland adheres to the one-China policy and appreciates China's consistent pursuit of a foreign policy of peace. Poland is committed to advancing China-CEEC cooperation and is ready to strengthen cooperation in agricultural product trade with China. Poland attaches importance to China's international status and influence and hopes that China will play an important role in restoring peace in Europe.

Wang Yi said, a magnified and prolonged Ukraine crisis serves no one's interests. Hope the conflict will end as soon as possible and peace talks could resume. It's China's consistent proposition that a balanced, effective and sustainable European security architecture should be established to provide a lasting guarantee for peace. China will remain committed to promoting peace talks.

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