Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron held a telephone conversation on the 20th, and the two leaders shared the view that there is an urgent need to avoid further deterioration of the Israeli-Palestinian situation, and that "two-state coexistence" is the fundamental solution.
According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the two leaders also agreed to continue communicating on international and regional issues of mutual interest and contribute to world peace and stability.
Regarding bilateral relations, Xi welcomed French companies to invest in China, but stressed that he hopes to "provide a fair and non-discriminatory business environment for Chinese companies investing in France."
In response, President Macron said, "I would like to conduct high-level exchanges with China closely and deepen exchanges and cooperation in areas such as the economy, trade, and aviation."
Amid growing uncertainty about the future of the domestic economy, China seems to be aiming to strengthen economic cooperation with France and to suppress the fact that the EU = European Union is conducting a survey that Chinese-made EVs = electric vehicles are suppressing prices with subsidies from the government and distorting competition.