Li Keqiang meets French President Macron
On the afternoon of November 6, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with French President Macron, who is on a state visit to China, at the Great Hall of the people.
Li Keqiang said that China and France are both permanent members of the UN Security Council and major economies in the world. During Mr. President's visit to China, President Xi Jinping had in-depth exchanges with you and achieved fruitful results. The mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation between China and France is not only beneficial to both sides and China and the EU, but also to the world. In the context of the complex international situation, China and France will strengthen strategic communication, expand practical cooperation, and close people-to-people exchanges, which will convey a positive message to the world.
Li Keqiang pointed out that China and the European Union have completed negotiations on the geographical indications agreement and hope that the two sides will continue to promote the China-EU investment agreement negotiations to achieve positive results at an early date. China is willing to strengthen coordination with France on the issue of World Trade Organization reform so as to better safeguard free trade and multilateralism. We will deepen cooperation in key areas such as nuclear energy, aviation and the third-party market, and promote the early landing of more high-quality projects in accordance with the principles of marketization and commercialization. China is willing to fulfil its international commitments to deal with climate change and continue to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with France and the European side in the field of climate change.
Macron said that the current development of France-China relations is strong. During my visit, the two sides achieved practical results in the fields of nuclear power, agricultural and food products, aviation and cultural industries, and set a road map for the development of bilateral relations in the next step. In terms of relations between the European Union and China, the two sides signed an agreement on geographical indications and agreed to advance negotiations on an investment agreement between the European Union and China. France is willing to strengthen high-level exchanges with China, deepen practical cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, culture, tourism and third-party markets, and strengthen communication and coordination on issues such as the reform of the World Trade Organization, tackling climate change and biodiversity. Work together to safeguard multilateralism and free trade.
Wang Yi and he Lifeng attended the meeting.