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China to work with France on new climate change deal

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-09-15 18:51

BEIJING - China said on Tuesday it would work with France to promote the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris to reach a new deal at the end of this year.

State Councilor Yang Jiechi made the comment in a strategic dialogue with Jacques Audibert, diplomatic advisor to the French president, in Beijing.

China attaches importance to the role of France as the host of the talks in December, and is willing to enhance communication and coordination with the nation, Yang said.

"We will work with France to promote the talks in Paris to achieve a comprehensive, balanced and a strong agreement in line with the principle of common but differentiated responsibility, equity and respective capabilities," Yang said.

Audibert said his country looks forward to working with China to make the Paris meeting a success.

Yang said China views France as a diplomatic partner of priority. Both sides agree to strengthen practical cooperation in aviation, energy, finance and development as well as international affairs.

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