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Vice Foreign Minister Qin Gang Speaks on the Phone with François Delattre, the Secretary General of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs

2020/05/02

On April 30, 2020, Vice Foreign Minister Qin Gang spoke on the phone with François Delattre, the Secretary General of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, exchanging views on bilateral cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and bilateral relations.

Qin Gang expressed, under the guidance of the two heads of state, both countries have made remarkable progress in jointly fighting against the pandemic. The Chinese side thanks the French side for supporting China in tackling the disease, and stands ready to provide help for the French side to the best of its capacity, and open a "fast-track lane" for essential business travels to China on the basis of equality and mutual benefit. Both sides should maintain the sound cooperation momentum, further intensify high-level exchanges, and enhance mutual trust and friendship. As important major countries, China and France should uphold the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind, have a long-term perspective, shoulder due responsibilities and jointly safeguard multilateralism. Both countries need to support the work of the World Health Organization (WHO), and strengthen coordination and cooperation under the frameworks of the United Nations (UN) and Group of 20 (G20), in a bid to lead the international community to jointly cope with various risks and challenges.

François Delattre said, the French side is glad to see and satisfied with the mutual help between our two countries and the sound cooperation in fighting against the pandemic. It is willing to, together with the Chinese side, implement the consensus of the two heads of state, maintain the momentum of high-level exchanges, and push for greater development of France-China relations after the pandemic. The French side is willing to make concerted efforts with the Chinese side to support multilateralism and the work of WHO, reinforce communication and coordination in the UN, G20, coping with climate change and supporting Africa in tackling the pandemic, so as to contribute to the solidarity and cooperation of the international community.

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