|Xi Jinping Speaks with Czech President Miloš Zeman on the Phone|
On the evening of July 7, 2021, President Xi Jinping had a phone conversation with Czech President Miloš Zeman.
Xi Jinping stressed that given the current profound evolution of the international situation and the common challenges such as COVID-19 facing humanity, to maintain and develop China-Czech relations follows the trend of the times of peace, development, and win-win cooperation, and meets the common aspiration of the two peoples. You have been viewing China-Czech relations with the general and long-term picture in mind for many years, and I highly commend that. He hopes that more Czech people will view China and its development in a proper manner, and commit themselves to strengthening the exchanges and cooperation between the two countries, and properly handle related issues to maintain the health and vitality of China-Czech relations. The two sides should work on the Belt and Road Initiative and other platforms, deepen cooperation against COVID-19, promote the resumption of work and production and economic recovery, encourage two-way investment and trade, and strive to create more cooperation highlights.
Xi Jinping stressed that the outcomes of the China-CEEC Summit are being implemented one by one, and hopes that Czech will join hands with China to create more opportunities for the common development of the two countries, and that Czech will play a positive role in strengthening China-EU dialogue and cooperation for mutual benefits and win-win results.
Zeman said, I would like to express sincere congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and wish China greater success under the leadership of General Secretary Xi Jinping. I agree with President Xi Jinping's views on Czech-China relations. Czech is committed to strengthening friendly cooperation with China, and stands ready to work closely with China to remove distractions and ensure the healthy and smooth development of bilateral relations. I hope that the two sides will continue to work together to promote bilateral economic cooperation. I advocate that countries should intensify solidarity and cooperation against global challenges such as terrorism. Czech is willing to serve as a bond connecting the European Union and China. I wish the Beijing Winter Olympics success.