On February 4, 2016 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius of France at the sidelines of the Conference on Supporting Syria and the Region held in London.
Wang Yi expressed that China and France cooperated with united strength last year and thus ensured the success of the United Nations Climate Change Summit in Paris, and the cooperation was based on years of all-round mutually beneficial cooperation and high-level political mutual trust between the two sides. China is satisfied with the development of bilateral relations and will join hands with France to open up a new prospect for bilateral relations in the new year and ensure that bilateral relations will continue guiding the relations between China and the West with foresight.
Laurent Fabius said that the development of France-China relations is encouraging and bilateral relations occupy an important strategic position in France's diplomacy. France is willing to actively advance all-round mutually beneficial cooperation with China.
Both sides exchanged views on the current situation in Syria and agreed that the international community should lay emphasis on safeguarding the interests of the Syrian people, firmly advance the political process in Syria, create conditions for ceasefire and humanitarian assistance and encourage the Syrian government and the oppositions to continue their peace talks.