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Xi Jinping spoke by phone with French President Emmanuel Macron
2019-10-16

Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron held a telephone conversation on the 15th.

 

Xi Jinping thanked Macron for his warm congratulatory letter on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. He pointed out that French government and people have provided a lot of help and support for the construction and development of New China. China's development cannot be separated from the world, nor can the world's development be separated from China. China will continue to firmly pursue a win-win strategy of opening up and work with the people of all countries, including France, to promote the building of a community of shared future for mankind.

 

Xi Jinping stressed that this year marked the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and France. I paid a successful state visit to France in March this year at your invitation and we jointly opened a new chapter in bilateral relations. The political mutual trust between the two sides has been consolidated, new achievements have been made in practical cooperation in the economic, trade, cultural and other fields, and communication and coordination in international affairs have become more effective. I am willing to maintain exchanges and communication with you, promote cooperation between the two countries to achieve more high-quality results, jointly uphold multilateralism, oppose unilateralism, promote an open world economy, and work together to meet global challenges. China actively supports France in hosting the second Paris Peace Forum. The French side is welcome to attend the upcoming Second China International Import Expo as the host country.

 

Macron expressed his congratulations on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China once again. The relationship between France and China is strong and lasting. President Xi Jinping's state visit to France in March this year gave a strong impetus to the development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between France and China. Under the current situation, it is of great significance to maintain strategic communication between France and China. France is ready to deepen exchanges and cooperation with China in trade, civil nuclear energy, aviation, culture and other fields, jointly revitalize multilateralism, and jointly address major global issues such as the environment and climate change. I would like to maintain close contacts with President Xi Jinping and look forward to visiting China again in the near future. The French side actively support that second China International Import Expo.

 

The two heads of state also exchanged views on major international and regional issues of common concern.