European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will co-host the 21st EU-China summit. High Representative Federica Mogherini will also attend the summit.
EU and Chinese leaders will seek to strengthen bilateral cooperation. They will discuss bilateral trade and investment relations, including the fair and non-discriminatory treatment for their economic operators.
Both sides will also discuss the future of global governance and how to tackle common challenges. The EU and China are expected to reaffirm their commitment to multilateralism with the UN at its core. They are also likely to express their support to the work of G20 and the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
EU and Chinese leaders will address the issues of sustainable development and cybersecurity including, the security of 5G networks.
The summit will also be an opportunity to discuss their different initiatives to better connect Europe and Asia. Further synergies should be identified within the framework of the EU-China connectivity platform.
In addition, foreign security and human rights issues will be on the agenda including:
- the situation in the Korean peninsula
- the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA)
- the Venezuela crisis