Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold talks with Emmanuel Macron to jointly chart the course for China-France relations and exchange views on major international and regional issues, according to Hua Chunying, spokeswoman for China’s Foreign Ministry. “China and France are both permanent members of the UN Security Council and major countries in the world. China is ready to work with France for new deliverables as we advance a close and enduring comprehensive strategic partnership,” she wrote on Twitter.
Macron will also meet with Chinese Premier Li Qiang and National People’s Congress (NPC) Chairman Zhao Leji. The French president is also scheduled to visit the city of Guangzhou in southeast province of Guangdong.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is also scheduled to pay an official visit to China on the same dates and will also separately meet Xi, Anadolu Agency adds.