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Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany

On the evening of September 20, 2016 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany in New York.

Wang Yi said that China-Germany relations have maintained a good momentum of development. China is willing to work with the German side to implement the consensus reached by leaders of both countries, well prepare for high-level exchanges in the second half of this year, push for substantial progress from the docking between "Made in China 2025" and Germany's " Industry 4.0" strategy, actively carry out tripartite cooperation and strengthen people-to-people and cultural exchanges, so as to ensure an in-depth development of bilateral relations. China supports Germany to host a successful G20 Summit in Hamburg, and expects the German side to continue to make active efforts to the EU's fulfillment of its obligation in Article 15 of Protocol on the Accession of China to the World Trade Organization as scheduled. Wang Yi also expounded China's principles and stance on the Taiwan issue.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier noted that Germany is willing to maintain high-level exchanges and strengthen practical cooperation with China. The G20 Hamburg Summit will maintain the continuity of outcomes and agendas of the G20 Hangzhou Summit and the German side will strengthen coordination and cooperation with China. The German side hopes that the EU can render proper decisions on the fulfillment of duties in Article 15 as soon as possible. Germany has not changed its stance on the One-China policy.

Both sides also exchanged views on the Syrian issue and the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

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