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Wang Qishan Visits the French Embassy in China to Mourn the Passing Away of Jacques Chirac
2019/09/29

On September 28, 2019, Vice President Wang Qishan visited the French Embassy in China to mourn the passing away of former President Jacques Chirac of France.

Wang Qishan stood in silent tribute in front of Jacques Chirac's portrait and wrote an inscription on the condolence book. On behalf of the Chinese government and people, Wang Qishan expressed deepest condolences to the passing away of Jacques Chirac, and extended his sincerest sympathy to the French government and people and relatives of Jacques Chirac. Wang Qishan said, as an outstanding statesman and leader of France, President Jacques Chirac made outstanding contributions to promoting the development of China-France and China-Europe relations, boosting exchanges and mutual learning between the Eastern and Western civilizations, and upholding multilateralism. President Jacques Chirac is an old friend of the Chinese people and a banner of China-France relations. The Chinese people will never forget President Jacques Chirac's historic achievements. Today, the strategic nature of China-France relations has become more prominent with richer connotation. The Chinese side stands ready to continue to work with the French side to well implement the important consensus reached by President Xi Jinping and President Emmanuel Macron, and constantly push forward the China-France comprehensive strategic partnership.

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