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French president extends new-year greetings to Chinese President


13:29, January 22, 2012

BEIJING, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy has recently sent a greeting message to Chinese President Hu Jintao to express his good wishes for the Chinese people as the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese lunar calendar is coming up.

In the message, Sarkozy said substantial results have been achieved in the France-China relations in 2011 as the two countries have maintained close communication and coordinating on issues such as the G20.

A vigorous French-China relationship will help both countries to work together to meet current challenges and ensure steady growth of the world economy, he said.

Sarkozy said he attaches great importance to France-China relations, and that dedication to consolidating friendship between France and China is his long-term and unchangeable wish, expressing the hope that the comprehensive strategic partnership between France and China will keep developing in an in-depth way and will be promoted to a higher level in future.


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