Chirac on state visit to China in October

14th September 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Sept 14 (AFP) - French President Jacques Chirac will make a state visit to China from October 8-12, expected to focus on bilateral economic cooperation between Paris and Beijing, his office announced Tuesday.

PARIS, Sept 14 (AFP) - French President Jacques Chirac will make a state visit to China from October 8-12, expected to focus on bilateral economic cooperation between Paris and Beijing, his office announced Tuesday.  

Chirac's office said the trip would constitute "a major step in the reinforcement of Franco-Chinese ties."  

The French leader's state visit to China comes on the heels of the Year of China in France, and ahead of the Year of France in China -- a two-year program of cultural exchanges.  

Chirac last made a state visit to China in May 1997, and made a subsequent official visit in October 2000. Chinese President Hu Jintao made a four-day state visit to France in January this year.

© AFP

 

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