On July 8, 2022 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly at the latter's request on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting on the Bali Island.
Joly said that Canada attaches importance to Canada-China relations and is willing to work with China to respect each other, strengthen communication, cooperate in a pragmatic manner to address common concerns and promote bilateral relations back on the right track. The two countries have benefited a lot from the close economic and trade exchanges between Canada and China. Both sides maintain close coordination and cooperation in multilateral affairs such as climate change and biodiversity. Canada supports multilateralism and advocates following the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. At this critical moment when global peace and security are faced with challenges, we hope that China, as a permanent member of the Security Council, will play an important role.
Wang Yi said that China-Canada relations have long been at the forefront of China's relations with developed countries, bringing tangible benefits to the people of both countries. China and Canada have never been rivals, but partners, and China has never been a threat, but an opportunity. A sound and stable China-Canada relationship is the common expectation of the two peoples and also conforms to the common interest of both sides. China values the positive remarks of the Canadian side and hopes that they will be put into action. The Chinese side hopes that the Canadian side will respect the facts on China-related issues, speak and act with prudence, earnestly respect each other, meet China halfway, take the long-term perspective, enhance understanding, eliminate misunderstandings, build mutual trust, and promote China-Canada relations back on the right track.
Wang Yi said that both China and Canada advocate upholding multilateralism, support greater democracy in international relations and uphold the trend of globalization. The two sides can carry out more coordination and focus on more positive energy to jointly promote the success of the second part of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, strengthen cooperation in combating the pandemic and build a global community of health for all.