Macron, Biden Want to Engage China to End War in Ukraine, Elysee Says

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BEIJING, China (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron agreed with U.S. president Joe Biden in a phone call before Macron's visit to Beijing to work with China to speed up the end of the conflict in Ukraine. The Elysee Palace announced this on Wednesday.

In a press release, Macron's office stated that "the two leaders have expressed their willingness to work together with China to speed up the end of the conflict in Ukraine and to contribute to building a sustainable peace in the area."

The Elysee stated that both Macron and Biden hoped China would contribute to the solidarity efforts between global north and south, and help build a shared agenda for climate and biodiversity. The Elysee did not provide any further details.

Macron will be in China from Wednesday through Friday. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that Xi Jinping, Chinese President, plans to meet with Macron to discuss the future of bilateral relations.

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