China and the European Union (EU) are partners, not rivals, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday.
The development of the manufacturing industry must be based on fair competition and not on protectionism, he said in a telephone interview with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.
Wang, who is also a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, said he hopes the Hungarian side will continue to urge the EU to adopt a more positive and open policy of cooperation towards China. to work together with China to practice true multilateralism, safeguard the international system with the UN at its center, and promote the healthy and steady development of China-EU relations.
For his part, Szijjarto said the Hungarian side firmly opposes decoupling with China.
Hungary hopes that the EU and China can cooperate closely, and does not want the EU to take measures that would not promote fair competition and cooperation, Szijjarto said.
The Hungarian side appreciates China’s efforts to promote peace in Europe, and hopes that the Chinese side will continue to play an active role in this regard, he added.
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