French President Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron was born on December 21, 1977 in the city of Amiens.

He is the youngest president to call today on his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, France and China to "join forces" against the war in Ukraine, and noted that stability in the world is also of interest to Beijing, reported France Press.

"He agreed to join forces to respond to international crises such as the war launched by Russia against Ukraine," the French head of state told his Chinese counterpart at the start of a bilateral meeting between the two on the sidelines of the G20 forum. on the island of Bali.

"It is in the interest of China and France to achieve, so to speak, real stability," added Macron.

Chinese President Xi Jinping said China and France should deepen practical cooperation and promote progress in traditional areas of interaction, but should also respect each other's fundamental interests and core concerns, Chinese state media reported, as cited by Reuters.

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China also hopes France will provide a more fair, equal and non-discriminatory business environment for Chinese companies in France, Xi told his French counterpart.

The Chinese president added that China and Europe should increase bilateral trade and investment, as well as ensure the stability of supply chains.

Xi told Macron that China is calling for a ceasefire in Ukraine and the start of peace talks.

Emmanuel Macron