BEIJING, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- China welcomes and attaches great importance to French President Emmanuel Macron's upcoming state visit and his attendance at the second China International Import Expo, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday.
Wang made the remarks when holding a telephone conversation with Emmanuel Bonne, diplomatic counselor to Macron, adding that Macron's visit will mark another highest level of strategic communication between the two countries' heads of state.
France and China should, through this visit, speak in one voice to uphold multilateralism and maintain the authority of the United Nations (UN) so as to create positive energy for the world, Wang said.
This is the responsibility that should be assumed by China and France as two permanent members of the UN Security Council as well as the proper content of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, he added.
China is willing to make all necessary preparations together with France to ensure fruitful results of Macron's visit, he said.
Bonne thanked China for its delicate preparations for Macron's visit, and said France is willing to closely coordinate with China to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields, ensure that the visit will achieve complete success and make new progress in advancing the France-China comprehensive strategic partnership.