On his visit to Portugal, where Xi Jinping met with Portuguese PM António Costa, the Chinese president expanded on the two countries relations, all the while touting the importance of peace and multilateralism.
Below are some of Xi Jinping’s quotes on the matter.
“By 2019, when 40 years of bilateral relations are celebrated, we will deepen our friendship and cooperation and bring our global strategic partnership to a new level.” – Xi Jinping, PortugaliNews, 5 December 2018
“The two sides will strive to promote and deepen the global strategic partnership between China and Europe, strengthen support for cooperation in international organizations such as the UN, jointly safeguard multilateralism, free trade, promote peace, development stability and prosperity.” – Xi Jinping, PortugaliNews, 5 December 2018
“We will create more synergies, reinforce the construction of ‘One Track, One Route’, implement existing projects well, improve cooperation mechanisms, and explore third-party markets together.” – Xi Jinping, PortugaliNews, 5 December 2018
“Even though the world is facing many challenges, China will always adhere to mutual respect and peaceful development, promote peace and stability.” – Xi Jinping, Channel NewsAsia, 5 December 2018