Xi Jinping and his wife meet with French President Macron and his wife in Shanghai
Xinhua News Agency, Shanghai, 5 Nov (Reporter Li Zhongfa and Wen Jinghua)-- President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan met with French President Macron and his wife Brigittte in Shanghai Yuyuan Garden on the evening of 5 November.
In the evening, the lights came on. Yuyuan Garden water porch Xuan Xie, light and shadow shining. When the Macron and his wife arrived, they were warmly greeted by Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan, and the two heads of state and husband exchanged greetings.
The two heads of state and husband visited the garden together, and the guests stopped from time to time to enjoy the garden scenery in the south of the Yangtze River.
The couple of the two heads of state were seated in Yuhua Hall. Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan happily recalled that they were warmly entertained by Macron and his wife during their visit to France in March this year. Xi Jinping said: president Macron is welcome to visit China again and come to Shanghai for the first time. Shanghai is the epitome of China's reform, opening up, development and progress, and reflects the evolution of the relationship between China and the world since modern times. I hope this visit will help you understand Shanghai and China. My wife and I chose to entertain Mr. and Mrs. President in Yuyuan Garden. I hope you can appreciate the beauty of Chinese gardens and Chinese traditional culture. The forms of cultural and artistic expression are different, but the spiritual experience brought to the people of different countries is the same, and different cultures can coexist harmoniously. As representatives of the two major civilizations in the East and the West, China and France should respect each other, exchange and learn from each other, and each should share its beauty and share weal and woe.
Macron thanked Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan for their warm and thoughtful arrangements for him and his wife. He said: I was deeply impressed by President Xi Jinping's keynote speech delivered at the second China International Import Expo opening ceremony this morning. France appreciates and welcomes China's further expansion of opening up, its commitment to strengthening international cooperation, building an open world economy, and achieving mutual benefit and win-win results. I wish the second session of China International Import Expo a complete success. 'Shanghai amazed me, 'Mr. Macron said.' I saw China's opening up and its future here, 'Mr. Macron said. Both France and China have splendid civilizations and advocate tolerance and mutual learning among different civilizations. I hope that this state visit will be a complete success and inject new connotations into the future development of France-China relations.
The couple of the two heads of state also watched Kunqu Opera and Yue Opera performances. Chinese artists sang excerpts from the French comedy "chairs" in Kunqu.
The couple of the two heads of state said goodbye at Jiuqu Bridge and made an appointment to see you in Beijing tomorrow.