Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday.
"We have made mutual visits to our respective countries on the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations and lifted China-France ties to a higher level," Xi said.
He pledged to work jointly with Macron to further advance the China-France comprehensive strategic partnership, looking out on the world, the future and the people, and keep the partnership at the forefront of major-country relations.
Macron said this visit would be an important milestone in France-China relations. The bilateral exchanges between France and China will be strengthened and sustained. The international situation is changing, the two sides should build a stable partnership on major global issues.