Liu Jianchao Meets with Elly Schlein, Secretary of the Democratic Party of Italy
 ( 2023.06.27 )

Rome, June 27th—Liu Jianchao, Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, met here today with Elly Schlein, Secretary of the Democratic Party of Italy.

Liu introduced China's domestic and foreign policies. He said, on domestic policies, China is committed to deepening reform and opening-up across the board, upholding the rule of law in all fields, comprehensively governing the Party with strict discipline, striving for prosperity for all, and comprehensively advancing rejuvenation of the Chinese nation on all fronts through a Chinese path to modernization. On China's foreign policies, China adheres to multilateralism, free trade, fairness, and justice. It is dedicated to developing global partnerships. The CPC values its relationship with the Democratic Party of Italy. The CPC is willing to, together with the Democratic Party of Italy, strengthen strategic dialogue and communication, and expand exchanges among young politicians, so as to ensure the sustained development of bilateral relations based on mutual understanding.

Schlein congratulated the CPC on leading the Chinese people to achieve remarkable development achievements and successfully lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. She emphasized that Italy and China are important economic and trade partners and expressed the Italian side's confidence in the prospects of bilateral relations. The Italian side is willing to further expand and deepen friendly exchanges and practical cooperation in various fields between the two sides. The Democratic Party of Italy upholds multilateralism, emphasizes fairness and justice, supports European strategic autonomy, and advocates for the establishment of a balanced international system. The Democratic Party of Italy is willing to strengthen dialogue, communication, and friendly exchanges with the CPC, and uphold mutual respect and win-win cooperation.