Visit by Mr. Laurent Fabius to China (April 12 to 13, 2013)
Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited China from April 12 to 13. He went to Beijing and Shanghai.
This visit allowed the minister to meet with the new Chinese authorities who took office in March and to prepare for the visit that President Hollande will make to China in the near future.
In Beijing, the minister met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. He also met with Mr. Yang Jiechi, State Councilor responsible for Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
In Shanghai, on April 13, Mr. Laurent Fabius met with the Mayor of Shanghai, Mr. Yang Xiong. He took part in several events focusing on our country’s attractiveness. He visited the French-German Visa Application Center and met with business leaders and foreign trade advisors. The minister spoke before the members of “Club France,” an organization that brings together in China former Chinese students in France.