China Daily, Madrid, November 28 (Reporter Amberger) On November 28, local time, President Xi Jinping met with Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez in Madrid.
The two sides reached broad consensus on the development of Sino-Western relations and agreed to take the 45th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the West as a new starting point to promote new and greater development of bilateral relations and bring more benefits to the people of the two countries.
Sanchez said that President Xi Jinping's visit to Spain was the first visit by Chinese President in 13 years, which coincides with the 45th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the West.
It is of great historical significance and will usher in a new era of Sino-West relations. Sino-Spanish relations have developed satisfactorily. Both sides have become important trading partners. Cultural and educational exchanges have become increasingly close.
Chinese in Spain have also made positive contributions to Spain's national development and Sino-Spanish friendship. Under the new situation, the West is willing to enhance political mutual trust and expand exchanges and cooperation with China in various fields.
"One belt and one road" is an important historic initiative. Spain is willing to take an active part in building the "one belt and one road". Spain firmly supports multilateralism and is close to China's position in international affairs. It is willing to communicate and coordinate closely with China to promote the healthy and stable development of EU-China relations.