The trip of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to France is expected to help the two Countries work together to uphold multilateralism, promote international cooperation and tackle global challenges, said Chinese Scholar.

Liu Mingli, Deputy Director of the Institute of European Studies at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), made the statement in a virtual interview with the China Global Television Network (CGTN) when commenting on Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to France from August 28 to 30.

“Both France and China have shared responsibilities for multilateralism. Multilateralism is the only solution to protect the world from power politics, which is very risky. I think China and France are permanent members of the UN Security Council. These countries are committed to climate change and to the Paris Accord. Second, I think these two countries have some advantages to address multilateralism.

For example, China, as a developing country, is committed to climate change, and China is also providing public good with Belt & Road Initiative. For France, France is a very good example of success with multilateralism. French President Macron has a lot of ambitions to promote integration in Europe,” he said.

France is the fourth leg of Wang’s ongoing European tour, which has taken him to Italy, the Netherlands and Norway and also takes him to Germany.