ChinaUS EUROPEASIA 中文双语Français

French foreign minister to visit China

By MO JINGXI | | Updated: 2017-11-17 19:41

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will pay an official visit to China from Nov 24 to 27, his first since taking the post, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced Friday.

According to Geng, during the visit "which bears great significance for both China's ties with France and Europe", Le Drian and Vice-Premier Liu Yandong will co-chair the fourth meeting of the high-level cultural exchange mechanism between China and France.

While State Councilor Yang Jiechi will meet with him, the French foreign minister will also hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, and the two will jointly meet with the press, Geng said.

"We believe the visit will further enhance political mutual trust and strategic communication between China and France, implement the consensus reached by heads of state, coordinate high-level exchanges as well as practical cooperation and play an active role in promoting the China-Europe relationship," Geng said at a press conference in Beijing.

France was the first Western power to establish diplomatic ties with China, doing so in 1964.

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349