China has nominated a new ambassador to the European Union, moving to fill a role that has remained vacant since last December. Fu Cong is a veteran official who is currently director general of the foreign ministry’s Department of Arms Control. Photo: Handout
China has nominated a new ambassador to the European Union, moving to fill a role that has remained vacant since last December. Fu Cong is a veteran official who is currently director general of the foreign ministry’s Department of Arms Control. Photo: Handout

exclusive | China nominates new EU envoy, moving to fill 10-month vacancy

  • Veteran Chinese official Fu Cong has been nominated as ambassador to the European Union
  • Amid strained ties between Russia and the West, China prepares for high-level European meetings

China has nominated a new ambassador to the European Union, moving to fill a role that has remained vacant since last December. Fu Cong is a veteran official who is currently director general of the foreign ministry’s Department of Arms Control. Photo: Handout
China has nominated a new ambassador to the European Union, moving to fill a role that has remained vacant since last December. Fu Cong is a veteran official who is currently director general of the foreign ministry’s Department of Arms Control. Photo: Handout
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