On 14 September, the EU held talks with China in the form of a virtual meeting. The Chancellor, as head of government of the country holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU, the President of the European Council Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Council Charles Michel engaged in discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping. On the agenda were climate action, the investment agreement, human rights and ways of handling the pandemic. The meeting was originally to have been held in Germany, with all 27 EU heads of state and government. It had to be cancelled in this form because of the pandemic.