EU-China Summits

17th EU-China Summit - Signing Ceremony - Brussels, 29 June 201517th EU-China Summit - Signing Ceremony - Brussels, 29 June 2015

The first EU-China Summit took place in 1998, in London (during the UK Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the EU).   Ever since, they have been held on an annual basis, alternating between Brussels and Beijing.  They are attended by the Chinese Prime Minister and accompanying Ministers and, for the EU, by the President of the Council of Ministers, the President of the European Commission and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy as well as other relevant European Commission Vice-Presidents and Commissioners.

In recent years, Joint Statements have been issued, setting out agreed policy positions on a wide range of bilateral, regional and international/ global issues.