Joint statement by the French Republic and the People’s Republic of China on preserving multilateralism and improving global governance
- Joint statement by the French Republic and the People's Republic of China on preserving multilateralism and improving global governance
- (March 27, 2018)
- At the invitation of Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, paid a State visit to France from 24 to 26 March 2019. After reviewing the international situation and key regional and international issues, the parties agreed as follows:
- 1. As permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, France and China actively contribute to international peace and security. They will continue to implement independent foreign policy, pursue peaceful development, and promote peace, prosperity, sustainable development and security around the world, in accordance with the goals and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. They reiterate their commitment to complying with international law and the fundamental norms governing international relations, and are continuing their efforts to jointly build international relations based on mutual respect, fairness, justice and mutually beneficial cooperation.
- 2. In the current context, France and China consider that multilateralism is the best way of supporting international cooperation given the growing number of shared risks and challenges, and of preserving peace and prosperity around the world. They undertake to promote multilateralism founded on international law.