Xi meets with Polish President Duda, vowing to lift bilateral practical cooperation to a new level
Published: Feb 06, 2022 03:52 PM
Photo: VCG

Photo: VCG

Chinese President Xi Jinping met on Sunday with Polish President Andrzej Duda, who is in Beijing to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

Xi pointed out that President Duda's special trip to China to fulfill the "Winter Olympics promise" made five years ago shows that China-Poland friendship can withstand the test of international changes and both sides adhere to the Olympic spirit. China and Poland are friends who honor commitments.

Xi stressed that the two sides should respect and accommodate each other's core interests and major concerns, strengthen communication on major international issues, tap the potential of their economies, trade and investment, transportation and logistics, and high and new technologies, and lift bilateral practical cooperation to a new level. China is ready to take an active part in the construction of a logistics hub in Poland and help Poland become a key node in the China-Europe supply chain, Xi said.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (China-CEEC cooperation), Xi said, adding that China is willing to work with Poland to establish a China-CEEC wholesale market for agricultural products in Poland.

Duda said he is glad that he had overcome the difficulties  to come to China as promised to witness the historic moment as Beijing becomes the world's first dual Olympic city. He thanked China for providing medical supplies to Poland in its fight against the epidemic. 

Poland attaches great importance to economic cooperation with China and hopes to expand bilateral trade and investment cooperation with China to make Poland a gateway for China to Europe, Duda stressed.

Global Times