Blair to meet Chirac in Paris next week

1st October 2005, Comments 0 comments

LONDON, Sept 30 (AFP) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair will hold talks in Paris next week with French President Jacque Chirac, his office said on Friday.

LONDON, Sept 30 (AFP) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair will hold talks in Paris next week with French President Jacque Chirac, his office said on Friday.

Blair will also meet French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin.

The informal talks next Friday were set to be dominated by Blair's calls for European Union reform.

The British leader wants to use Britain's presidency of the European Union to reform the Common Agricultural Policy. Chirac has made clear his opposition to the proposal.

Next Friday's talks come ahead of an informal summit in Britain at the end of October where leaders will try to find a way ahead for the 25-nation bloc following the rejection of a European constitution by voters in France and the Netherlands.

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Subject: French news

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