|Xi Jinping Sends a Message of Condolences to President Emmanuel Macron of France over the Passing Away of Former President Jacques Chirac of France Li Keqiang Sends a Message of Condolences to Prime Minister Edouard Philippe of France|
On September 27, 2019, President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolences to President Emmanuel Macron of France over the passing away of former President Jacques Chirac of France. On behalf of the Chinese government and people, Xi Jinping expressed deep condolences over the unfortunate passing of Jacques Chirac and offered sincere sympathy to the French government and people as well as the family of former President Jacques Chirac.
In the message of condolences, Xi Jinping said, former President Jacques Chirac was a world-renowned statesman and strategist, and more than that, he was an old friend of the Chinese people. He made significant contributions to establishing and developing the China-France comprehensive strategic partnership, pushing forward all-round friendly cooperation between China and Europe, boosting exchanges and mutual learning between Eastern and Western civilizations, advocating global multipolarization and multilateralism, and safeguarding world peace and stability. His unfortunate death is not only a huge loss for France and the French people, but also a loss of an old and good friend for the Chinese people.
Xi Jinping stressed, I highly value the development of China-France relations and stand ready to make joint efforts with President Emmanuel Macron to usher in a new chapter for friendly cooperation between China and France.
On the same day, Premier Li Keqiang sent a message of condolences to Prime Minister Edouard Philippe of France over former President Jacques Chirac's passing away, conveying profound condolences and sincere sympathy.