Senior CPC official meets French president on bilateral ties

08:42, July 06, 2011      

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He Guoqiang, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on bilateral ties Tuesday afternoon.

The meeting, expected to last half an hour, will focus on political, economic and cultural ties between China and France.

He, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC, will wrap up his four-day official visit to France after the meeting.

Before the talks with Sarkozy, He has visited the Chinese Culture Center in Paris, located in the downtown area near the bank of the Seine River.

He arrived in the French southern coastal city of Nice on Saturday and then traveled to Paris on Sunday.

On Monday, He jointly launched with French officials the Chinese Language Year program in France, a cultural initiative designed to promote Chinese language and culture in the European country. He also met with Bernard Accoyer, speaker of the French National Assembly and gave a speech at a dinner hosted by French and Chinese business leaders in his honor.

France is the first leg of He's five-nation trip, which will also take him to Poland, Serbia, the United Arab Emirates, and Iran. He will make a stopover in Turkey after visiting Poland.

Source: Xinhua
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