EU is leaving "naivety" behind with China, Dutch foreign minister says

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Wopke Hoekstra speaks at a press conference, at the Ukraine Accountability Conference in The Hague, Netherlands, July 14, 2022. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo

BRUSSELS, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Dutch foreign minister Wopke Hoekstra said on Monday that the EU is leaving behind naivety when it comes to its relations with China.

"There is increasing realism in the dialogue with China. We are leaving naivety behind", Hoekstra told reporters on arriving to a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday, adding that he agrees with this approach.

Reporting by Charlotte Van Campenhout, editing by Marine Strauss

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