|Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Holds Telephone Conversation with EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Ashton|
On May 4, 2012, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi held a telephone conversation with the EU's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, Catherine Ashton, on China-Europe relations. Both sides agreed that the relationship between China and Europe has maintained good momentum of development. The officials expressed readiness to jointly promote China's ties with Europe and EU members and advance the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Europe. They also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern.