At the invitation of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock will pay an official visit to China from April 13 to 15, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin announced on Wednesday.

Iran PressEurope: The foreign minister is due to meet her counterpart Qin Gang and China’s top diplomat Wang Yi on the two-day trip.

During the visit, Qin and Baerbock will co-chair the sixth round of China-Germany strategic dialogue on diplomacy and security, the spokesperson said. 

Speaking ahead of her visit, Baerbock said the top of her agenda would be reminding China of its responsibility to influence Russia to end its invasion of Ukraine and underlining a common European conviction that a unilateral change in the status quo in the Taiwan Strait would be unacceptable.

"Europe’s view of China as a partner, competitor, and systemic rival is the compass of its policy," she added.

French President Emmanuel Macron also paid a 3 three-day trip to China recently, with bilateral trade, climate change, and the Korean Peninsula issues on his visit's agenda.


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