China ready to work with France to support economic globalization, reform global governance -- FM

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-08 00:57:42|Editor: An
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (3rd R) meets with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian (2nd L) in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

HAMBURG, Germany, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Friday that China is ready to work with France to support multilateralism and economic globalization and to advance global governance reform.

During a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Wang said Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, have engaged in positive interactions soon after the new French government was formed, laying a sound foundation for the development of bilateral relations in the new era.

China is willing to work with France to implement the consensus reached by Xi and Macron, prepare for the upcoming high-level exchanges between the two sides, and promote bilateral pragmatic cooperation, he said.

The two sides will also make concerted efforts to ensure the ongoing Group of 20 summit held in Hamburg a full success, he added.

For his part, Le Drian said the new French government will continue to boost France-China relations.

He said that in line with the consensus reached by the two heads of state, France and China will facilitate exchanges at different levels and pragmatic cooperation in various areas, and enhance communication and coordination in international affairs.

The two foreign ministers also exchanged views on international and regional hotspot issues like the Korean Peninsula, Syria and Afghanistan.