This Wednesday, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, held a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, where they discussed trade agreements and the situation of the war in Ukraine, affirming that the Asian giant plays an important role in the peace process due to its closeness with Russia since the beginning of the conflict.
Macron also made this trip to Beijing to communicate to Xi Jinping the serious consequences that his country may suffer if he supplies weapons to the Russian Army, a fear that has been had for several months but so far the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union (EU) and the United States have not seen this maneuver by China.
“I know that I can count on you to make Russia see reason and to bring the whole world to the negotiating table,” said Macron sitting to the right of his Asian giant counterpart.
Given this, Xi Jinping urged his French counterpart for both countries to maintain a reasonable attitude aimed at avoiding a worse situation in the war in Ukraine. “China expects a political and negotiation solution. We are ready to work together with France from a reasonable and directed attitude to avoid a worse situation“said the head of the Chinese government.
The president added that he hopes that Russia and Ukraine, together with their allies, will refrain from launching attacks against the civilian population. Therefore, he urged to protect the victims and stated that he did not agree with the attacks with chemical material or against nuclear facilities.
Prior to this meeting, the Chinese ambassador to the European Union (EU), Fu Cong He stated that the Asian giant has never sided with Russia, nor has Ukraine during the course of the aggression between the two countries that Moscow began last February 2022.
The representative of Chinese diplomacy in European territory criticized the position of kyiv’s allies for misinterpreting their intentions. The Chinese representative stated that he has not condemned the war because Russia “is waging a battle against expansionist intentions against NATO.
With information from EFE
#Macron #held #meeting #Jinping #discussed #Ukraine #trade #agreements