High-level luncheon exploring the prospects of the Sino – European relations

Brussels May 24th, 2023

A high-level luncheon chaired by H.E. Erik Solheim, vice-chair of the Europe-Asia Center on the occasion of the visit to Brussels by the Executive Committee of the Center for China and Globalization (CCG) explored the leaders insight on EU – China dialogue and prospects of Sino –European relations.

Among the participating guests the center was delighted to host H.E. Secretary of State Baron Frans van Daele, Dr. Henry Huiyao Wang, Founder and President of the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), Dr. Mabel Lu MIAO, Co-founder and Secretary-General of CCG, Mr. Dominic Porter, Head of Division China, EEAS, Mr. WANG Yiwei, Jean Monnet Chair Professor.

Key topics on the EU-China dialogue were comprehensively addressed during the luncheon, encompassing discussions on the EU-China Investment and Trade Agreement, EU’s Strategic autonomy, cooperation in the quest of addressing the global climate challenges and engagement of the global South.

An instrumental outcome of the luncheon was the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Europe-Asia Center and the Center for China and Globalization (CCG). The MOU was signed with an objective of expanding the existing cooperation scope in the areas of research, academic engagement, governance and business engagement, and people-to-people exchange. The cooperation will involve joint research projects, different forum frameworks focusing on strengthened people to people exchange.

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Matic Gajšek, Deputy director Europe – Asia Center E-mail: m.gajsek(at)europe-asia.org