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Preparations underway for Macron’s China trip next year: ambassador

2017-10-13 09:14:34       source:Global Times

October 12, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to pay a state visit to China at the beginning of 2018, France's Ambassador to China Jean-Maurice Ripert told Chinese reporters at a press conference on Thursday.

"France considers China a very important partner," said Ripert, adding that he appreciates the ability of both sides to always find ways to work together even when there are differences.

"In the current world of uncertainties, and under the tide of populism, China and the European Union are the world's two stable poles," Ripert added. 

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