05 July 2014

Angela Merkel visits China this weekend. Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders joins the commercial mission.

German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel has flown to China this weekend for her 7th visit, eager to deepen trade and investment ties between the export powerhouses of Europe and Asia.

Despite the abundance of meetings, Angela Merkel has embarked on a 3-day state visit to China. No other European leader has met with the Chinese leadership as much as Merkel.

Angela Merkel visited China and the A320-FAL in Tianjin in August/2012 and during that visit China announced the agreement for 50 A320 family aircraft.

She tries to improve relations and drum up business for European companies. She is being accompanied by several top German executives including Tom Enders, Airbus Group CEO who was also in the mission of 2012. Two weeks ago he welcomed French & German Economy-Ministers at the A350 FAL in Toulouse.

Based on the article “Angela Merkel en visite de trois jours en Chine avec le gratin du DAX” published in LesEchos.

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