China EU Sign Milestone Agreements on Civil Aviation

Added On May 22, 2019

 The two agreements include the Agreement on Civil Aviation Safety between China and the EU, and the Agreement between China and the EU on Certain Aspects of Air Services.

The first one aims to support worldwide trade in aircraft and related products, while the other enables all EU airlines to fly to China from any EU member state with a bilateral air services agreement with China.
At the signing ceremony on Monday, the EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, said the agreements will not only boost trade in terms of aircraft but also bring China-EU cooperation to a new level.
VIOLETA BULC, EU Commissioner for Transport 
"These two agreements clearly give a full support to trade and not only in aircraft and related products, but full support in trade, overall tourism, and a higher level of cooperation. But above all, it will ensure even higher safety, innovation, improve connectivity, and also linking our countries on a new level. "
Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU, Zhang Ming, said the agreements deliver cooperation, openness and adhere to the consensuses reached by both sides during the China-EU Summit held last month.
ZHANG MING, Head of Chinese Mission to EU
"This is the first time that China and the EU has signed agreements on civil aviation, and it is a concrete result of the high-level exchanges between the two sides."
"Both China and the EU stand for multilateralism and want to build an open world. Strengthening cooperation in the field of civil aviation is a strong example of walking the talk."