Joint Press Statement – 5th EU-China People-to-People dialogue
On 10 November 2020, the European Union and China met online for the fifth edition of the EU-China High-Level People-to-People dialogue. Launched in 2012, the dialogue brings together decision-makers and practitioners in the areas of education, culture, youth, sport and gender to exchange ideas and good practice on how China and the EU can work together, also addressing areas of common concern.
Following the meeting, the two sides adopted a Joint Press Statement, including a statement on cultural relations:
“In the field of culture, both sides agreed to exchange good practice and strengthen cooperation on cultural heritage, notably its preservation during urban regeneration and renewal. It was also agreed to promote cooperation intellectual exchanges in various forms and fora, such as festivals and book fairs.”
The High Level People to People Dialogue (HPPD) was launched in 2012, and makes up the third pillar of EU-China relations, along with the High-Level Strategic Dialogue and the High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue.