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MOFA response to EU’s reaffirmation of importance of cross-strait peace and stability at 16th EU-China Political Directors’ Meeting

November 29, 2023

European External Action Service Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs Enrique Mora held the 16th EU-China Political Directors’ Dialogue with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong in Beijing on November 27. The two sides discussed bilateral ties as well as international and regional issues as they prepare for the EU-China Summit. During the meeting, the European side again underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and in the South China Sea. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) welcomes and appreciates this sentiment. 

However, in its press release, China said that the European side had stated adherence to the “one China principle,” which is clearly not the position that the EU has consistently upheld. MOFA strongly protests China’s continued distortion of the facts. 

The two sides held the meeting to build on the 12th EU-China Strategic Dialogue held in Beijing on October 13 between EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi.