|High Representative Catherine Ashton in China & Hong Kong|
On 9-10 July 2012, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, co-chaired the Third EU-China High Level Strategic Dialogue with Dai Bingguo, State Councillor of the People's Republic of China in Beijing. The on-going Strategic Dialogue serves to increase understanding between the two sides and allows for the strengthening of co-ordination on a wide range of issues including foreign and security policy. On the agenda of the dialogue are EU-China bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues.
Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton following the third High Level Strategic Dialogue with China ... Read More
Joint press release after the 3rd EU-China High-level Strategic Dialogue ... Read More
High Representative Catherine Ashton, met with the Defence Minister of the People's Republic of China, General Liang Guanglie. In a very constructive atmosphere they discussed ways of improving bilateral cooperation in the field of Defence and Security Policy, more specifically on the crisis management and fight against piracy ... Read More
High Representative Catherine Ashton met Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of People's Republic of China, Wen Jiabao, in Beijing today. In their discussion they expressed satisfaction with the positive momentum in the EU-China comprehensive strategic partnership and with the significant progress achieved in many areas of cooperation over the last decade ... Read More
On 11 July 2012, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, met with Hong Kong‘s new Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. High Representative Catherine Ashton briefed Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on the current situation in Europe and the meetings that was held in Beijing.
High Representative Catherine Ashton will then travel to Cambodia where she will participate in the 19th ASEAN Regional Forum (12 July) in Phnom Penh. On 13 July she will travel to Siem Reap to visit EU-funded projects in the north west of Cambodia, before addressing the Lower Mekong Women's Policy Dialogue.