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European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, met for the summit and issued a joint statement.

At the summit, the leaders addressed the most pressing issues in EU-China bilateral relations, such as the trade and investment agenda, the negotiations toward a Comprehensive Investment Agreement and an agreement on Geographical Indications.

In a joint statement, the leaders reaffirmed their commitment to deepening their partnership for peace, growth, reform and civilization based on the principles of mutual respect, trust, equality and mutual benefit, by comprehensively implementing the EU - China 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation.

The EU and China also committed to strengthen cooperation, notably in the framework of their ongoing bilateral dialogues.

"Negotiations have been difficult, but ultimately fruitful. We managed to agree a joint statement, which sets the direction for our partnership based on reciprocity. This was our common effort and it is our common success", President Donald Tusk remarked after the EU-China summit./.

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