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Vice-premier meets with French politician on ties

Updated: Jun 30,2016 9:11 AM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (L) meets with President of France’s Constitutional Council Laurent Fabius in Paris, France, June 29, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

PARIS — Vice-Premier Liu Yandong met with President of France’s Constitutional Council Laurent Fabius in Paris, capital of France on June 29.

Liu was scheduled to attend the third meeting of China-France High-level Mechanism for Dialogue on People-to-People Exchanges in France. The mechanism was jointly launched by China and France in 2014.

In the past two years, with the joint efforts of both sides, the mechanism has improved and boosted bilateral cooperation in education, science, culture, public health, sports, etc., Liu told Fabius, adding it has played an important role in enhancing friendship between people from both countries and advancing bilateral relations.

According to the vice-premier, bilateral relations between China and France continue to develop steadily, as shown by their close cooperation and coordination in reaching a global pact on the reduction of climate change in Paris in 2015.

Liu hopes Fabius, as a senior French politician and an old friend of the Chinese people, will continue to make active contribution to strengthening the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

Fabius said he was happy to see the good development of the China-France High-level Mechanism for Dialogue on People-to-People Exchanges.

Fabius thanked China for its great support to France in successfully hosting the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

He pledged to continue to make positive efforts for enhancing bilateral cooperation and friendship between the two countries.

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong (L) meets with President of France’s Constitutional Council Laurent Fabius in Paris, France, June 29, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

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