Donald Tusk Accepts Xi Jinping’s Invitation to 2015 EU-China Summit

© East News / Delmi Alvarez/REPORTEROn Monday Donald Tusk took over the European Council presidency from Herman Van Rompuy.
On Monday Donald Tusk took over the European Council presidency from Herman Van Rompuy. - Sputnik International
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The new European Council President considers strategic relations with China as one of the priorities for the European Union.

Former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk rings a bell he received from outgoing European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, at a ceremony during which Tusk took over from Van Rompuy and officially replaced him as head of the European Council, in Brussels. - Sputnik International
Donald Tusk Takes Charge of European Council
BRUSSELS, December 3 (Sputnik) — Newly-appointed European Council President Donald Tusk has accepted Chinese President Xi Jinping's invitation to attend the 2015 EU-China Summit, Tusk's press statement following the phone conversation with the Chinese leader said Wednesday.

"I was pleased to accept President Xi's invitation to visit China," the statement read, noting the importance of strengthening strategic relations with China for the sake of the European Union, China and the entire world.

According to the European Council's press release, the parties have also discussed the "importance of territorial integrity, which is particularly important in the context of Ukraine."

On Monday Donald Tusk took over the European Council presidency from Herman Van Rompuy, who had held the post from December 1, 2009.

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