EU-China video meeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday. 

EU-China video meeting
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Brussels (dpa) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday as part of high-level talks between Beijing and the European Union.

From the EU side, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council Charles Michel are to participate in the video meeting, Michel announced on Wednesday.

"The leaders will discuss EU-China relations including climate change, economic and trade issues," according to a press release from the EU Council, as well as other international affairs and "other issues of concern."

Merkel is taking part representing Germany, which currently holds the rotating EU presidency.