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Indonesia: 'Openness and co-operation’ - Xi and Macron hold talks on sidelines of G20 summit in Bali
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Indonesia: 'Openness and co-operation’ - Xi and Macron hold talks on sidelines of G20 summit in Bali

Indonesia, Nusa Dua
November 15, 2022 at 08:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chinese President XI Jinping and France’s Emmanuel Macron agreed to enhanced future co-operation between their countries, as they held discussions on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali on Tuesday.

"The world has entered a new period of turbulence and transformation," stated Xi. "As two important forces in the multipolar world, China and France, China and the EU should adhere to the spirit of independence and autonomy, as well as openness and co-operation to push the bilateral relations forward."

Meanwhile, Macron congratulated his counterpart on his recent re-election to the office of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, and expressed his own desire for a close partnership.

"Our meeting has allowed me to personally express my strong intentions, and will inject new impetus into our co-operation, enabling us to jointly address global challenges," said the French president.

While the French presidency reported afterwards that more coordination was needed on Ukraine, Beijing’s own readout stated that Xi had impressed on Macron that "China’s position on the Ukraine crisis is clear and consistent; China stands for ceasefire, cessation of the conflict and peace talks".

The G20 meeting of 19 industrialised nations and the EU concludes on Wednesday.

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Chinese President XI Jinping and France’s Emmanuel Macron agreed to enhanced future co-operation between their countries, as they held discussions on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali on Tuesday.

"The world has entered a new period of turbulence and transformation," stated Xi. "As two important forces in the multipolar world, China and France, China and the EU should adhere to the spirit of independence and autonomy, as well as openness and co-operation to push the bilateral relations forward."

Meanwhile, Macron congratulated his counterpart on his recent re-election to the office of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, and expressed his own desire for a close partnership.

"Our meeting has allowed me to personally express my strong intentions, and will inject new impetus into our co-operation, enabling us to jointly address global challenges," said the French president.

While the French presidency reported afterwards that more coordination was needed on Ukraine, Beijing’s own readout stated that Xi had impressed on Macron that "China’s position on the Ukraine crisis is clear and consistent; China stands for ceasefire, cessation of the conflict and peace talks".

The G20 meeting of 19 industrialised nations and the EU concludes on Wednesday.