|King Philippe of Belgium Meets with Yang Jiechi|
On January 27, 2014, King Philippe of Belgium met with State Councilor Yang Jiechi at the Royal Palace of Brussels.
Philippe expressed that Belgium appreciates China for its determination and courage for comprehensively deepening reform. Belgium highly values its relations with China and is willing to strengthen practical cooperation with China, to share experience of development so as to benefit both peoples. Belgium thanks China for supporting the European integration and the efforts to cope with the European debt crisis. Belgium is willing to play a positive role inside the European Union to push for unceasing development of Europe-China relations.
Yang Jiechi expressed that, China and Belgium have always maintained friendly relations and Belgium is a major cooperative partner of China in Europe. China is willing to maintain exchanges of high-level visits with Belgium to lead the development of the relations between the two countries. China is ready to deepen practical cooperation with Belgium in the fields of investment, trade, agriculture, environmental protection and eco-tech so as to bring more tangible benefits to both peoples. To strengthen people-to-people, cultural, youth and tourism exchanges in order to enhance friendly feelings between the two peoples. To deepen bilateral cooperation within the framework of China-Europe relationship as well as coordination and cooperation in international affairs.