EU-China summit slated for April - diplomats


BRUSSELS, Jan 30 (Reuters) - The European Union and China agreed on Friday to hold a summit in the Czech Republic soon after the London G20 summit meeting scheduled for April 2, EU diplomats said after talks in Brussels.

"It was decided to hold the meeting in the Czech Republic, but after the G20 meeting since the main focus would be the financial crisis and both sides agreed it would make more sense to work on the basis of what is agreed in London," one EU diplomat with knowledge of the talks told Reuters.

The Czech Republic holds the rotating EU Presidency.

China cancelled a summit with the 27-nation bloc scheduled for December to show its anger over a meeting between French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who then held the EU Presidency, with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. (Reporting by Darren Ennis; writing by Mark John)



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