Ministry of Foreign Affairs of People Republ : Ma Kai Meets with President Francois Hollande of France

On November 14, 2016 local time, Vice Premier Ma Kai, who was attending the fourth China-France High-Level Economic and Financial Dialogue, met with President Francois Hollande of France in Paris.Ma Kai first conveyed warm greetings and good wishes from President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to President Francois Hollande, and expressed appreciation and gratitude to President Francois Hollande’s important contribution to the development of bilateral relations. Ma Kai said that President Xi Jinping and President Francois Hollande have made many successful exchange visits and meetings in recent years and reached broad consensus on the development of bilateral relations. My attendance at China-France High-Level Economic and Financial Dialogue in France this time aims at implementing the consensus reached by leaders of both countries as well as the outcomes of the G20 Hangzhou Summit, so as to promote bilateral economic and trade practical cooperation to develop both in scope and in depth and elevate China-France comprehensive strategic partnership to a new high. China hopes that the French side would continue to give play to its important influence to urge the EU to fulfill its obligations under Article 15 of the Protocol on the Accession of China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and play a positive role in establishing a fair, just, transparent and non-discriminative international trade order that is consistent with the rules of the WTO.Francois Hollande said that France attaches great importance to France-China relations and is willing to further deepen bilateral cooperation in such fields as energy, trade and anti-terrorism. France welcomes China to take part in and strengthen cooperation with France to realize leapfrog development of both countries’ nuclear energy technology, and open up a new era of bilateral nuclear cooperation. France opposes trade protectionism and will make greater efforts to protect the safety of Chinese tourists and overseas Chinese in France. France hopes to see more Chinese tourists in France.Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China published this content on 15 November 2016 and is solely responsible for the information contained herein.
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