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France pledges all-round cooperation with China: Ambassador

By Wang Jinxue (People's Daily Online)

14:10, October 25, 2012

Sylvie Bermann, the French ambassador to China (People’s Daily Online/Wang Jinxue)

Sylvie Bermann, the French ambassador to China visited Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) and made a speech to the students on Oct. 24, 2012.

Sylvie Bermann was appointed as the French ambassador to China in March 2011. She is the first female French ambassador to China since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1964. Beijing, Oct. 25 (People's Daily Online) -- Majoring in history, Bermann graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and holds a higher diploma in Chinese, according to French media reports.

Sylvie Bermann worked for the French Foreign Ministry, the United Nations, international organizations and served as the Director of the International Organization of Human Rights and Francophone Affairs.

Bermann said that the relations between France and China have been excellent since they started a long time ago.

In her speech, she introduced the lifestyle of French people, such as their pursuit of art and romance. She also talked about the economic and trade cooperation between China and France. She also mentioned the cooperation covering other sectors such as agriculture, financial services, architecture, health and so on.

Bermann expressed her satisfaction with the bilateral culture exchanges. She said that there were cultural festivals between the two countries, and these activities turned out to be very fruitful.

In terms of education, she said that the overseas students would be the lifelong friends of France. And there are also many kinds of cooperation in this field.

The year 2014 would be the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between the two countries, and the two countries will hold a lot of celebrating activities. Most viewed commentaries

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