The 11th EU-China Summit took place on Wednesday in Prague with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao joining the summit.

The Summit will address global issues like the financial and economic crisis and climate change as well as EU-China relations and other international issues.

After arriving, Mr. Wen held talks immediately with Czech President Vaclav Klaus, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, and EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to exchange views on bilateral relations and major international and regional issues of common concern.

Both the EU and China are committed to our comprehensive strategic partnership. China is a crucial partner in international efforts to counter global challenges, such as the economic and financial crisis and climate change, “said EU president Jose Manuel Barroso.

The Chinese side believed that the Summit will strengthen mutual trust, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation and push forward EU-China relations, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said earlier.

The China-EU Summit, which was started in 1998 in London, is the top-level mechanism for political consultations between the two sides.

During the Summit, The following agreements will be signed: China-Europe Science and Technology Partnership (CESTY), a Joint Statement on the Europe-China Clean Energy Center (EC2), the EU-China Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Cooperation- Points of Consensus and a Memorandum of Understanding on China-EU High-tech Trade Working Group between the Ministry of Commerce of China and the Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission.