Ukraine war: Macron, Biden to engage China

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French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Joe Biden have agreed to engage China to hasten the end of the war in Ukraine.

According to a statement by the Elysee Palace on Wednesday, the two leaders reached the decision in a telephone call ahead of a visit to Beijing by Macron.

“The two leaders have mentioned their joint willingness to engage China to accelerate the end of the war in Ukraine and take part in building sustainable peace in the region,” Macron’s office said in a statement.

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The Elysee said Macron and Biden both hoped China could contribute to solidarity efforts between the global north and global south and build a joint agenda for the climate and biodiversity. It did not elaborate.

Macron is visiting China from Wednesday to Friday. Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to hold talks with him to chart a course for bilateral relations, the Chinese foreign ministry said earlier.


Zainab Sa’id

Source Reuters
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