China – Meeting between Jean-Yves Le Drian and Vice Premier Hu Chunhua (Paris, 9 July 2018)


Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, accompanied by Stéphane Travert, Minister of Agriculture and Food, met on July 9 with Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua, notably responsible for trade and agriculture issues.

Following on from the visits to China by President Macron in January and then by the prime minister in June, this meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the strengthening of our cooperation in the areas of trade and investment as well as in the civilian nuclear, aerospace and agri-food sectors. In this latter area, two French dairy sector establishments and two French beef exporters have just obtained approval to market their products in China.

This meeting also provided an opportunity for France and China to reaffirm their common commitment to a multilateral trading system.