BEIJING December 4th (Sputnik) – The European Union and China will hold a top-level summit in Beijing on December 7, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
“As agreed by China and the EU, the 24th China-EU leaders’ meeting will be held in Beijing on December 7,” the ministry said on its website.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to hold meetings with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen as part of the upcoming summit.
In late November, the South China Morning Post newspaper reported, citing sources, that EU leaders during the summit will personally address Xi with a request to influence 13 Chinese companies that Brussels suspects of circumventing sanctions against Russia. The sources were cited as saying that if the European side does not receive a positive response from the Chinese leader, the companies in question will be added to the blacklist as part of the 12th package of sanctions.
Russia launched its special military operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Western countries responded by imposing comprehensive sanctions against Moscow while also ramping up their military support for Kiev / SPUTNIK News Terminal