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The EU and China will discuss on Monday how an investment deal can be concluded before the end of the year

September 11, 2020

The EU hopes that the summit with China scheduled for Monday will serve to advance progress on trade issues, particularly in negotiating the investment agreement that the European bloc plans to conclude with Beijing before the end of the year.

The telematics meeting, which was originally supposed to take place in person in the German city of Leipzig, will focus on developing relations between Brussels and Beijing, particularly on trade and cooperation issues in the fight against climate change.

The President of the EU Council, Charles Michel, and the President of China, Xi Jinping, along with the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will attend a meeting that the EU is hoping for occurs in the industrial park.

The EU and China will discuss on Monday how an investment deal can be concluded before the end of the yearThe EU and China will discuss on Monday how an investment deal can be concluded before the end of the year

A senior EU official assured that progress has been made since the last summit in June, where the European bloc called for more commitment from Beijing, but much remains to be done to achieve the goal of concluding the deal before the end of the year , something that Brussels thinks possible.

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