Maintaining steady China-France relations is conducive to world peace: Wang Yi
Maintaining the steady and smooth development of China-France relations is in the interests of both countries and conducive to world peace and stability, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday.
Wang made the remarks during a phone call with Emmanuel Bonne, diplomatic counselor to French President Emmanuel Macron, the second such conversation in a month.
China and France are both permanent members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council and responsible major countries, said Wang.
The recent China-France strategic dialogue and economic and financial dialogue have yielded positive results, and the two sides have reached a full consensus on future cooperation priorities, Wang said.
He added that China is willing to maintain high-level exchanges with France, strengthen strategic communication, inject strong impetus into the development of bilateral relations and jointly address global challenges.
Bonne, for his part, said that France attaches great importance to developing sound France-China relations.
In the face of the current complex and volatile international situation, France is ready to maintain close high-level exchanges with China, strengthen dialogue on major issues concerning global security and stability, demonstrate active leadership and play an important role in ending wars and promoting peace, he said.
(With input from Xinhua)
(Cover: Chinese and French national flags in Beijing, China. /CPF)