On the evening of June 3, President Xi Jinping spoke by telephone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Xi Jinping pointed out that this is our third call since the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia, reflecting the high degree of political mutual trust and close strategic communication between the two sides. China appreciates the German government's objective and rational stand and respect for science on the epidemic issue. China is willing to work with Germany to support the work of WHO and promote international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations and the Group of Twenty. Jointly support African countries in fighting the epidemic and contribute to the maintenance of global public health safety.
Xi Jinping stressed that we should coordinate epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development. The fundamentals of China's steady and good economy and long-term good economy have not changed. We will unswervingly promote opening up to the outside world and expand cooperation with the world. We are willing to continue to create a good environment for German enterprises to expand their investment in China. Recently, the "shortcut" between China and Germany was officially launched, which is conducive to helping enterprises in demand in both countries to speed up the resumption of work and production and maintain the stability of the international industrial chain and supply chain. I believe China-German cooperation can play its due role in promoting the world to get out of the economic recession as soon as possible.
Xi Jinping pointed out that China and Germany have maintained stable and good cooperative relations. China is willing to continue dialogue and exchanges with Germany. Germany will take over the EU presidency nation in the second half of this year. China appreciates Germany's willingness to actively promote the development of China-EU relations, strengthen strategic cooperation with Germany and the EU, adhere to multilateralism, meet global challenges and jointly add certainty to an uncertain world. China-Germany and China-EU are discussing a series of major political exchanges. China is willing to maintain close communication and coordination with Germany and Europe to ensure the success of these activities and push China-German and China-EU relations to a new level.
Merkel said that Germany attaches great importance to the economic and social development plans made by the Chinese NPC and CPPCC, and is willing to work with China to resume work and production while doing a good job in epidemic prevention and control, and continue to deepen German-Chinese economic cooperation. Germany highly appreciates President Xi Jinping's announcement that the vaccine developed by China will be used as a global public health product. Under the current situation, strengthening international solidarity and multilateralism is crucial to the global fight against the epidemic. Germany is willing to strengthen exchanges with China and continue to support WHO in playing an important role in promoting international public health and safety cooperation. Germany hopes to maintain dialogue with China and promote cooperation on a wide range of fields and issues. Germany is willing to maintain close communication with China, push forward the important agenda of Germany-China, Europe-China, and push Germany-China, Europe-China relations to a higher level.