On November 18, 2011, Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying and State Secretary of the German Federal Foreign Office Emily Haber held political consultations at the vice foreign ministerial level between the two countries. Both sides exchanged in-depth views on China-Germany relations, China-EU ties as well as other issues of common concern.
Fu spoke highly of bilateral ties, saying China attaches importance to Germany's position and role in Europe. She said that in the current international situation, deepening bilateral cooperation is in line with the fundamental interests of both countries and also conducive to world peace and development.
Haber said the German government attaches great importance to relations with China and is satisfied with the development of bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields. She hoped that both sides would make joint efforts to promote bilateral pragmatic cooperation on economy, trade, mutual investment and culture.
Prior to the consultations, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun also met with Haber and her delegation.