Senior China diplomat says it's possible to agree EU-China investment accord by end-2020

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide hold a press conference, in Oslo, Norway August 27, 2020. Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix/via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - The Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said on Sunday it was possible to conclude an EU-China investment accord by the end of 2020.

“I am thinking of the investment agreement. We have the possibility of concluding it before the end of the year. It is important more than ever to take a step,” Wang Yi said, speaking at the IFRI think tank in Paris, via an interpreter.

Reporting by John Irish, Writing by Maya Nikolaeva, Editing by William Maclean