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Xi Jinping Meets with President François Hollande of France

On November 16 local time, President Xi Jinping met with President François Hollande of France in Brisbane.

Xi Jinping pointed out that I paid a state visit to France this March and we jointly decided to usher in a new era featuring closer and more long-lasting China-France comprehensive strategic partnership. For the past six months, a series of consensus we reached are being actively and effectively implemented and bilateral relations are upgrading and accelerating in a comprehensive manner. Cooperation in nuclear power, finance and trade has achieved positive progress and activities marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of China-France diplomatic relationship have exceeded 800. Both sides should continue to maintain the positive and upward development momentum of China-France relations and utilize well strategic, financial, people-to-people and cultural and other dialogue and cooperation mechanisms so as to promote the practical cooperation and people-to-people and cultural exchanges for more fruitful results. The Chinese side stands ready to make joint efforts with the French side to help African countries fight against the Ebola epidemic and to support the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be hosted by France in 2015 to score positive results.

Hollande expressed that President Xi Jinping's visit to France opens a new era of France-China relations. France appreciates that China has adopted multiple important measures. France hopes to continue to maintain high-level exchanges with China, deepen cooperation on major projects and will simplify visa process for Chinese citizens. France welcomes the emission reduction target China released lately, which will greatly promote the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris for positive progress. France agrees to enhance communication and coordination with China on fighting against the Ebola epidemic, African development, the Iranian nuclear issue, counter-terrorism and other issues.

Wang Huning, Wang Yang, Li Zhanshu, Yang Jiechi and others attended the meeting.

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