SHANGHAI, Oct. 11 (Xinhuanet) -- China and France will actively support multilateral actions and respect the freedom and identity of all nationalities, said French President Jacques Chirac here Monday.
Addressing students at Shanghai's elite Tongji
University, Chirac said China and France, both as founding members of the United
Nations, should contribute to the establishment of an international order of
peace and prosperity under the UN framework, and that all UN member states must
volunteer to submit to international rules and norms in the use of force.
is time to readjust the composition of the UN security council so as to make it
better reflect the reality of the present world," Chirac said, adding the
international community must play a more decisive role on the issue of
preventing conflicts and safeguarding peace.
Thus, France supports China for its role in resolving
the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue by peaceful means, and France will encourage
China to be further involved in the UN actions, said Chirac, who is here on his
third visit as the French president.
said through the dialogue between Asia and Europe, China and France are striving
for a new, essential balanced situation among the "big triangle" of economic
growth among the United States, Europe and Asia.
the current multipolar world, new powerful nations are emerging, particularly in
Asia. Quite a number of countries have shaken off poverty, with people's living
standards being improved, Chirac acknowledged.
the future world, characterized by a balance of political, economic and cultural
impact, he said, each nation will seek more mutual benefits, equality and
Chirac had exchanged views with Chinese President Hu
Jintao on wide-ranging issues in Beijing Sunday, he said, citing humanity as the
major subject of the French-Chinese dialogue.
Having this spirit in mind, cooperative relations
between France and China will serve the future world, Chirac said. And with
responsibility shared by the group and the knowledge by the public, the
civilization and identity of all nationalities should be given due respect to.
President Chirac is scheduled to leave Shanghai, the third leg of his
five-day China trip, for Hong Kong on Tuesday. Prior to this, he had visited
Chengdu city in southwest China's Sichuan Province and the national capital