President Xi arrives in Paris, France

President Xi arrives in Paris, France

Paris, The Gulf Observer: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Paris, France, on Sunday afternoon, commencing his state visit to the country at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron. Upon his arrival, President Xi expressed his commitment to strengthening the longstanding friendship between China and France, fostering mutual political trust, and deepening cooperation across various domains.

In a written speech delivered upon his arrival, President Xi underscored China’s readiness to consolidate traditional ties with France, enhance mutual understanding, and forge strategic consensus. He emphasized the importance of his discussions with President Macron, which are set to encompass a wide range of issues, including the evolving landscape of China-France relations, as well as broader China-Europe dynamics in the contemporary era.

“I hope our two countries will illuminate the path forward with the light of history, charting a course towards a brighter future for China-France relations, and making new contributions to global peace, stability, and development,” remarked President Xi.

This visit marks President Xi’s second state visit to France in five years and coincides with the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and France, underscoring its profound significance in furthering bilateral cooperation and charting the course for future collaboration.

President Xi was warmly received by French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal upon his arrival at Orly Airport, signifying the importance accorded to the visit by the French government.

Following his engagements in France, President Xi will proceed with state visits to Serbia and Hungary, reflecting China’s commitment to strengthening ties with countries across the European region and advancing mutually beneficial cooperation on a global scale.