BEIJING, April 1 (Xinhua) -- China and France
released a press communiqu¨¦ in both Beijing and Paris on Wednesday. The
following is the full text of the communiqu¨¦.
Communiqu¨¦ between China and France
After rounds of consultations, the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Foreign
and European Affairs of the Republic of France have agreed on the following:
The two sides reaffirmed that they attach great
importance to China-France relations, and will take the commemoration of the
45th anniversary of China-France diplomatic relations as a good opportunity and
work with a strategic and long-term perspective and on the basis of respecting
each other and taking into account of each other's fundamental interests to
strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership. China and France reiterated
their adherence to the principle of non-interference in each other's internal
affairs set forth by the Charter of the United Nations and agreed to enhance
consultation on issues relating to the fundamental interests of the two sides in
the spirit of mutual trust.
France fully recognizes the importance and
sensitivity of the Tibet issue and reaffirms its adherence to the one-China
policy and the position that Tibet is an integral part of the Chinese territory,
in accordance with the decision made by General Charles de Gaulle, which has not
changed and will remain unchanged. Based on this spirit and the principle of
non-interference in each other's internal affairs, France refuses to support any
form of "Tibet independence".
The two sides hold the view that in the context of
profound changes in the international political and economic situation, China
and France, both as permanent members of the UN Security Council, shoulder major
responsibilities in maintaining world peace and promoting development. The two
sides stand ready to strengthen dialogue and coordination and jointly respond to
global challenges including the international financial crisis.
Acting in this spirit, the two sides decided to
conduct high-level contact and strategic dialogue at a proper time to enhance
bilateral cooperation in various fields and promote the harmonious and steady
growth of China-France relations.