Germany's Scholz discusses deeper ties with China's Xi

Final round of coalition talks in Berlin
Social Democratic Party (SPD) top candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz, Greens party co-leaders Robert Habeck and Annalena Baerbock, Free Democratic Party (FDP) leader Christian Lindner, Social Democratic Party (SPD) Secretary General Lars Klingbeil, Greens party Federal Political Director Michael Kellner and Free Democratic Party (FDP) Secretary General Volker Wissing pose for a family photo after a final round of coalition talks to form a new government, in Berlin, Germany, November 24, 2021. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BERLIN, Dec 21 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed deepening bilateral ties in a phone call on Tuesday, the German government said in a statement.

The two also discussed German-Chinese economic relations, developments in relations between China and the European Union and other international themes, the government said.

Reporting by Miranda Murray, editing by Emma Thomasson

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