By Zhao Jia | China Daily | Updated: 2022-12-21 07:07
China’s promising economic prospects and the potential of its huge market will bring greater opportunities to countries including France, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
He emphasized that China will continue to optimize COVID-19 prevention and control measures according to changes in the pandemic situation, and will provide more convenience for exchanges of Chinese and foreign personnel.
Wang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks on Monday in a virtual meeting with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna.
He said that China is willing to strengthen high-level exchanges with France, as well as deepen and expand cooperation in fields like the economy and trade.
Wang also called for the two countries to strengthen strategic communication to contribute to the healthy development of China-European Union relations, as well as peace and stability in the region and the world at large.
Colonna said that France is willing to work with China to prepare for high-level exchanges at the next stage and formulate a cooperation road map to consolidate the two nations’ comprehensive strategic partnership.
She said France appreciates China’s new responses to the pandemic and looks forward to reactivating people-to-people and cultural exchanges between the two countries.