China and the Netherlands decided on Sunday to build a comprehensive partnership that stresses openness and pragmatism, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday, citing a joint statement issued by the two countries. The decision was made at a meeting between visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. In his proposals for the development of bilateral relations, Xi called for continued high-level exchanges, mutual respect and trust, as well as respect for each other’s core interests and major concerns, the report said. China welcomes the Netherlands’ efforts to increase dairy exports to China, Xi was quoted as saying.
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