|Yang Jiechi Meets with Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva of Portugal|
On October 22, 2018, Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee Yang Jiechi met in Beijing with Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva of Portugal.
Yang Jiechi expressed that in recent years, China-Portugal relations have maintained a robust development momentum. The Chinese side is willing to, together with the Portuguese side, well implement the important consensus reached by leaders of both countries, and take the 40th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations in next year as an opportunity to constantly consolidate political mutual trust, deeply tap into cooperation potential, strengthen cooperation in the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative, and further consolidate the public opinion foundation, so as to promote China-Portugal comprehensive strategic partnership for greater development in the new era.
Augusto Santos Silva said that highly valuing its relations with China, the Portuguese side stands ready to deepen exchanges and cooperation in various fields, enhance communication and coordination in international affairs, and jointly safeguard multilateralism with the Chinese side.